Unless you know how to build a car from scratch, there is probably a great deal about your current vehicle that you do not know much about. This is why regular maintenance is so important. At various milestones during your car's life, you will want to have certain services performed to make sure that everything remains in great condition. What type of service is performed at each of these milestones will largely depend on the type of vehicle that you are actually driving. For most cars, you will want to have a special service performed at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles. Continue reading to learn why this is so important.
The Importance of Factory Maintenance
You might have been told that your car should be serviced at various intervals, but might question why this is so important. Many car manufacturers will actually stipulate the importance of such maintenance in their owner's manual. If you fail to have the recommended service performed, you could end up voiding the warranty on your vehicle. This alone highlights how important it is.
Car manufacturers recommend routine maintenance because even the smallest of problems can turn into something major if not taken care of right away. No matter how well-built a car might be, there are things that can go wrong during the routine driving of your vehicle. It is during these service appointments that certified technicians can find out if something is wrong with the car and get it fixed before it becomes serious.
What Should be Serviced?
There are certain parts of your vehicle that should be serviced every 30,000 miles or so. These typically include:
- Having the spark plugs inspected and replaced as necessary
- Having air and oil filters replaced
- Ensuring all fluids in the engine and vehicle are topped off
- Having the pressure in the tires checked and actually rotating the tires
- Changing the oil
- Inspecting the timing belt
- Ensure that the brakes are inspected
If you are in need of a factory-recommended service appointment, contact Tri Star Automotive, Inc. today to schedule a time. We will be more than happy to take care of you.