Hello everyone, I need some guidance on how to maintain my Kia Sportage 2015 to make sure it will last me for a long time.
What things should I be considering when maintaining the car? Should I take it to a place like "mycar" or a garage and pay them to do everything, or learn to do a few things myself? I'm not on a tight budget, but don't want to overspend or be scammed.
What things should i be looking out for when checking my car? I was wondering how often and how should I pay attention to things like oil changes, brake fluid, brake wear, tyre wear, anti freezing fluid in the radiator, radiator water level, suspension, etc. Anything else i should be checking and how often?
A friend told me that I shouldn't worry about these things and that the car will alert me whenever something needs changing, but my gut tells me that i should still be doing a general check now and then.
I bought it a year and a half ago, just after arriving in Australia and don't really know how to maintain a car over here (overseas I would take to a friend who was a mechanic and he would take care of everything).
If this is not the place to ask, any tips on where to ask or look for this information would be really appreciated.