How often should I get my car maintained, if I don't drive much?
April 6, 2008 4:47 PM Subscribe
Should I believe the 6 months = 7500 miles rule in my car's maintenance schedule, or is miles actually the important number?
posted by JZig to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not exactly a car expert, but when I hear people talking about car maintenance, they always talk in terms of miles. So, I'd been following that rule. However, I went to actually read my car's manual and it says that you should get the 7,500 maintenance after 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever is sooner. I drive my car way less than that (I've driven around 6000 miles after a year), so when should I actually get my car maintenance done? Also in terms of selling used car, they always just mention the miles, so does that mean that other people always get maintenance done on a mile schedule?