Are there any preventative maintenance steps I should be aware of?

Yes, there are basic preventative maintenance steps you can take to help keep your car running smoothly:

1. Change the engine oil and oil filter regularly.
2. Check and replace air, fuel, and cabin filters as necessary.
3. Check the brake system for wear and tear.
4. Keep battery terminals clean and tight.
5. Inspect all belts and hoses and replace when needed.
6. Inspect tires for wear and proper inflation and rotate regularly.
7. Check exhaust system for rust and holes.
8. Have the vehicle’s alignment checked twice a year.
9. Flush the cooling system every two years.
10. Check the suspension and brakes for damage or leaks.