Manufacturer Recommended Car Maintenance
No matter what make of vehicle you drive, foreign or domestic, the manufacturer provides you with their recommended service mileage points in the owner’s manual. As a car owner, following these recommendations for preventative maintenance is the absolute best thing you can do to ensure your vehicle runs reliably and lasts as long as possible. Even if you don’t have the manual, these service intervals are easy to find, and at SCV Auto Repairs, we have access to them all. We can provide helpful reminders about upcoming services due on your vehicle to ensure you stick with your manufacturer’s recommendations specific to your car.
The Importance of 30K, 60K, and 90K Car Maintenance
Most car owners know and understand the importance of changing the oil every 3,000 – 6,000 miles, depending on the type of oil used in the engine. While keeping your engine supplied with clean oil and a fresh filter is essential, monitoring other parts of your vehicle at specified mileage checkpoints is just as critical. Doing so allows us to suggest repairs or replacements of parts before they fail and cause more significant issues or result in costlier repairs. Specific makes and models might require additional services, but generally, you should plan to have a preventative maintenance service check performed at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles. We cover services such as:
- Check and replace spark plugs if necessary
- Replace air filters
- Check, top off, or replace fluids, including brakes, coolant, and transmission
- Rotate tires and check the pressure
- Change the oil and filter
- Inspect the timing belt
- Inspect and service brakes as needed
- Inspect hoses and check for any leaks
Save Money by Following Manufacturer’s Recommendations
Visiting us for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended preventative maintenance check is a small investment that will save you money in the long run. For example, it’s much cheaper to replace a set of brake pads than to replace brake pads, rotors, and calipers because the pads were so low, that they damaged other components. These aren’t services you have to go to the dealership for either, where you will likely get overcharged. We have access to and follow all of the recommendations by every domestic and foreign manufacturer around the globe. You’ll get better service at a fraction of the price. Contact us to schedule your preventative vehicle maintenance today.