Seasonal Maintenance
Much of your routine (3,000 mile) maintenance can be done to time with the seasons, allowing you to fit in specific seasonal needs at the same time.

Maintenance
Winter

Oil change - Most guidelines are every 3,000 miles or every three months. If it hasn't been 3,000 miles, get your oil changed once a season to help you remember other seasonal needs.

Fluids check - For the winter, be sure to have your windshield washer solvent and antifreeze checked. These fluids perform a big role in the safety and performance of your vehicle, especially in cold conditions.

Get a tune up - Have your cooling system tested and flushed. Hoses and clamps should be inspected for wear and replaced, if needed.

Battery - A dead battery is the last thing you want on a cold winter night!  Make sure your battery is still producing enough CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) to start your car easily, every time.

Lights - Don't get caught in the dark. Test your brake lights and make sure your signals and headlights aren't burnt out. Replace any weak or used bulbs.
 

Spring

Oil change - Yep. It's time for another oil change. Every three months or 3,000 miles.

Tires - AAA recommends having tires rotated every 6,000 miles, and so do we.  Have the alignment checked as well.

Coolant - Have your coolant level and the antifreeze/water mixture in the radiator checked.

Wiper blades - Scrutinize your windshield wiper blades whenever you fill up your car. If the rubber is ragged or brittle, replace them. Spring is a rainy season, and your wiper blades need to be in tip-top shape.
 

Summer

Oil change - Third time's the charm.

Fluids check - Hot weather can cause fluids to evaporate. Make sure to check them all: coolant, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, transmission fluid and battery fluid.

Air Conditioning - You don't want to be in the Texas heat with a poor performing AC.  Make sure it's leak free, and cooling properly.
 

Fall

Oil change - Remember, that's every 3 months or every 3,000 miles.

Tires - Again, have your tires checked every other oil change.