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Monthly Car Maintenance

It’s no secret that everyday wear and tear can take a toll on your vehicle. It is important to check over your vehicle more often than not so that you can avoid larger, more expensive repairs down the road. Here are some monthly car maintenance tips from our Ford dealer in West Chicago.

Brake Fluid

Your brakes are one of the most important aspects of your car, so checking your car’s brake fluid is a smart thing to do on a monthly basis. The reservoir is typically located near the brake booster by the top of your engine. The fluid level should be roughly half an inch from the top. Check for any discoloration and dust to keep your car working at its best.


Check your car’s battery to see if there are any frayed or broken cables that are attached to the terminals. Check both the positive and negative terminals to see if there are any signs of corrosion; too much corrosion will weaken your car’s electric power and cause expensive repairs in the future.


Your tires should have sufficient tread and the right amount of inflation. If your tires are too worn down, it could lead to an accident. You can also check the depth of each tire tread to ensure they are in good shape. You should also rely on our Ford dealer in West Chicago to rotate your car’s tires every 7,000-10,000 miles so they wear evenly.

Small monthly check-ups can ensure your car is running the way it should be!