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How to buy a used car ?

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Part Description

When to change or check


Engine Oil

5,000 km (Synthetic oil is preferable for newest cars with low mileage)

Transmission Oil + Filter

20,000 to 40,000 km

Oil Filter

10,000 km or 2 oil changes

Air Filter

20,000 km & check/clean on 10,000 km

A/C Filters

20,000 km & check/clean on 10,000 km

Fuel Filter

10,000 km

Spark Plugs

10,000 km or 25,000 km


2 to 4 years


60,000 km for good quality or 30,000 km for normal tires (2 to 4 years max)

Brake Pads (Front & Rear)

Front Brakes needs the double time of rear ones & it depends on if you live in the mountains & go every day down to the coast (Check on 10,000 km & change on 20,000 to 30,000 km)

Disc brakes       

3 to 4 times of changing brakes or when the steering wheel start shaking while braking

Wiper Blades

1 year or 2 years

Leather Seats taking care

Every 3 to 6 months polish: Especially in spring before summer

Check Brakes Fluid

once a month

Check Power Steering Fluid

once a month

Check water of radiator (Coolant / Antifreeze)

once a week (Add coolant only not water) & change it every 2 years

Timing Belt

25,000 to 60,000 km depending on cars

Fan Belt

40,000 km

CV Joint (If Exist)

Check every 10,000 km