When this "maintenance required" light was turned on two days ago, I flinched inwardly at it. I did not grow up with a car so I need to google it whenever I saw any type of light on the dashboard. Let me know if you have any good app or material about car maintenance.
I bought this used car 1 year ago and 6 months ago, thanks to friends' help, I did oil change by myself spending almost half of a day. Therefore I am a bit more cautious about the maintenance. I might miss precursors or symptoms that could be caught if I do an oil change at a service shop.
Now my car run 5000 miles since then. I used synthetic oil so this time I do not have to change the oil yet but I need to do and check other things:
- Brake pad
- Tire rotation
- Tire alignment
- Tire pressure
- Air filter
Typically I also double check with one of my colleagues who has much experience and knowledge of a car. When I had an issue for the battery and timing belt for the other older car, he helped so much. But I am taking days off for the past few days. I cannot rely on him.
I am planning to go to America Tire tomorrow and ask them to check tire rotation, alignment, pressure check. I need to get familiarized myself about it again tomorrow so that sales guys will not push me other unnecessary things.