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My 2005 Toyota Corolla has 41,055 miles on it, so I am averaging a bit over 5,000 miles per year. I have been taking it in for an oil change about every 6 months and I think my husband took it in for 1 (or 2) tune up. Is there general guidelines on how often (in miles or months) my car should get a tune up and oil change?

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Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hi jeri, The general guideline for oil changes has traditionally been every 3000 miles or three months, but with the newer oils many manufacturers advise 7-10,000 miles which would be about every 6 months. At oil changes or tire rotations have general things inspected like the belts, fluid levels. Spark plugs, which can last 30 or 60,000 miles. Fluids such as brake fluid should be changed every 2 years or 30,000 miles, as should transmission fluid. These are just a few areas to keep your vehicle in good shape your owners manual can advise more specifically for your vehicle. Happy Driving! Colleen M. Colleen M

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