Medium
30 minutes to 1 hour

Preventative Maintenance

Avoid disasters by routine maintenance.
What can you do on a periodical basis to maintain your car.
Hard
1+ hours

Time

Cost

Frequency

Easy

5-30 minutes

<$30 in Parts

Varies

These items generally take a short period of time and are cheap to complete.

Mass Air Flow Sensor Clean

I know you may be tired of hearing this but the MAF sensor is such a simple engine part to clean. If you need help locating it go over to the interactive air intake section of the website to get some more information. It is usually located along the air intake section of the vehicle before the throttle body as the air goes into the engine to meet the fuel. The MAF sensor does exactly what the name says. It sensor the air flow and injects the proper fuel amount to get a good mixture.

Time

Cost

Frequency

15 minutes

$10 MAF Spray Can

Once per Year

Air Filter (Cabin/Engine)

The air filter is the primary stopping point of all the junk that could possibly get into your engine. You wouldn't want your pistons to compress an acorn or a leaf at 300F degrees. That's why its important to regularly change your air filter. And why wouldn't you, it should take less than 5 minutes to install, usually without any tools. Just a quick trip to the store or an order place on amazon and you car is breathing healthy again.

Time

Cost

Frequency

5 minutes

$10 New Filter

Every 30,000 miles

Fuel Cleaner

Some people may hate me for this but I like to use a bottle of fuel cleaner every now and then. The claim is that this will clean your fuel injectors and any carbon residue out of your pistons. Now there is no excuse for poor engineering of the pistons where some engines are just magnets for carbon build-up. However, a regular shot of fuel cleaner should keep them nice and carbon free. I have looked inside my pistons before with a boreoscope through the spark plug gap. My 177k mile car has ZERO carbon build-up! Try it!

Time

Cost

Frequency

5 minutes

<$15 per bottle

Once per year

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