Oil and filter change. Tires--rotation, alignment, balancing, air pressure (including the spare) Car battery. Fluids--antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer reservoir.
One of the most important components of a vehicle includes the engine. This is the most important component of an automobile by all accords. The performance of a vehicle depends on its engine and it is the heart of every car.
The transmission is a separate unit from the engine. Either a clutch (manual transmission) or a torque converter (automatic transmission) is bolted to the flywheel, located at the rear of the engine's crankshaft. These two devices gradually apply power to the transmission.
If your car suddenly starts giving off vibrations and strange noises like grinding or whining, the transmission is saying, “Drive me to a mechanic.” You'll also experience gears slipping – when the engine speeds up or revs, but your car doesn't accelerate very quickly, or move at all (that's a really bad sign).
Depending on the make and model of the car, a flashing check engine light usually means there is a more serious problem with the engine. Transmission problems can cause the check engine light to come on as well, however it's not always as apparent as other components within the vehicle.