Posts Tagged 'maintenance'

Keeping your car maintained: a schedule

With our Auto Loan Expert packets, we’re passing out a short guide of maintenance tasks to do the first year you own your vehicle. Far from comprehensive, our list is a short overview of recommended items.

We assembled a lot of that information from several sources, which are listed below. Browse through each one and get a good idea of recommended to-dos to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. also provides a vehicle-specific maintenance recommendation guide. Enter in your car’s make and model and it will show you what to check on at regular mileage intervals.

As with everything auto-related, refer to your specific vehicle’s owner’s manual for detailed instructions and tips.

Auto loan experts: Cars for Girls blog gives good advice

The conventional wisdom is that women aren’t as familiar with auto care as men. True or not, the Cars for Girls blog tries to upset that stereotype with advice for gears-and-grease-phobic ladies.

Of particular use are the car care guides, listed as a FAQ, that offer advice like “How to change an air filter” and “How to exit a sinking or flooding vehicle.”

Cars for Girls offers pretty straight-forward tips, but with a feminine twist.

But even the gentlemen can benefit from the blog’s handy guides and simple how-tos.

Bill Pay down on these dates.

Just a heads up: our Bill Pay service will be down from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. the following dates:

  • April 27, 2008
  • May 11, 2008
  • June 8, 2008
  • August 10, 2008
  • September 7, 2008
  • October 12, 2008
  • November 2, 2008

So if you plan on doing any late-night bill paying, don’t try it on the above dates.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

American 1 Federal Credit Union