Buying a car is a big investment, especially if you choose a new car, truck, or SUV. To keep your vehicle running for many years to come, you need to take care of it. Consult your owner's manual for the nitty-gritty details of the maintenance schedule of your particular model. As a new car ages, however, there are several important milestones to keep in mind for all vehicles.

6,000 Miles or 6 Months

If your car hasn't had it's first oil change yet, this is the time. While your car is already in a service bay, ask the service specialist at Royal Moore Buick GMC in Hillsboro OR to look your vehicle over. If there are any problems, this will catch them early (and while you are securely under warranty). Have all fluids checked to make sure everything is at the right levels and that there are no leaks. Other things to check include belts, and the fuel and air filters.

9,000 Miles or 9 Months

After 9,000 miles, your windshield wipers have been through a decent amount of work and should be replaced. Also have your battery tested to make sure you don't end up stranded on a cold morning. Drivers should have the transmission looked over at the dealership around this time. Depending on what your individual manual says, and the wear and tear on your car, it might be a good idea to have the transmission system flushed.

12,000 Miles or One Year

Happy birthday to your car! To celebrate, it's time for some major inspections. Now that your car has been on the road for a year (and all four seasons), it's a good idea to check and see if any adjustments are needed moving forward. The brakes, cabin air filter, and fluid checks are ideal places to start. Also if your vehicle has had any parts replaced or repaired since you bought it, it's a great opportunity to have those examined to make sure they are functioning properly.

Take a look at the Royal Moore Buick GMC service menu to plan out your service schedule. Please contact our Service Department at 888-903-1791 if you have any questions about taking care of your new ride. 

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Royal Moore Buick GMC can be reached at 888-848-7989 and is located at 1380 SE River Road., HillsboroOR 97123. Royal Moore Buick GMC also serves the surrounding communities including Cornelius, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Tigard, and Portland. We hope to see you soon! 

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Royal Moore Buick GMC

1380 SE River Rd.
Directions Hillsboro, OR 97123

  • Sales: 503-648-1153
  • Service: 503-648-4787
  • Parts: 503-640-5181


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  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM