Make sure your vehicle is parked on a flat, level surface. You should check all your fluid levels about once a month. Make sure the fluid levels are between the safe marks and top off as needed. Changing your oil is recommended every from 7 to 10 thousand miles. Well keep this in mind. The only way a vehicle manufacturer makes any money is buy selling you a knew car, this means he only needs it to out last the warranty. A mechanic only makes money when you need repairs which tends to be needed the older a vehicle gets, so it is beneficial for him to keep your car going !!!