CAR FIX Crossville wants to assure you that factory-scheduled maintenance is not a ploy by the automotive industry to take your money. Your automobile is a machine, and all machine parts wear down over time. There is no way to make these parts last forever, but you can extend their lives and the lives of the systems in which they work with regular maintenance. This is just one reason why these scheduled services are important. Let’s flesh this out further.
A Series of Parts
If you pop your hood and take a good look inside your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s engine, you’ll see a ton of different things. There are fluids, filters, belts, hoses, the battery, small engine parts, large engine parts, and even electrical wiring. Every item in your vehicle’s engine has a stale date, if you will, and pushing that item past its stale date will damage the item and your vehicle’s engine.
It’s not just the engine, however. Exterior things such as your tires, headlamps, taillights, and windshield wipers only last so long, as well. The parts underneath your vehicle also have life spans. Eventually, you’ll need to replace brake parts, shocks (if your automobile has them), struts, tires, and steering parts among other things. This is why your vehicle’s manufacturer put your automobile on a service schedule.
30,000/60,000/90,000 Schedule Maintenance
Your vehicle’s factory-scheduled maintenance includes recommended services for specific things, such as regular oil changes and radiator flushes and refills, and the mileage milestone services. The mileage milestone services give automotive service technicians a chance to inspect your automobile from top to bottom to find parts that are wearing down and replace them before they cause engine or driving trouble.
For example, many of the services included in the 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000-mile checks include replacing belts and hoses that are showing signs of wear and tear, replacing any automotive fluids that are dirty or low, replacing automobile parts that wear down every 30,000 miles, and testing the battery and electrical system for problems, among other services. This is your vehicle’s wellness check.
This out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new service keeps your automobile in like-new condition, which extends the life of the vehicle and also keeps it safe and running efficiently. Ignoring factory-scheduled maintenance can be catastrophic. Imagine you don’t have your vehicle’s timing belt changed at the recommended mileage milestone; it can break and take out the cylinders, pistons, and valves.
Trust us here at CAR FIX Crossville when we say that you don’t want to know how much that’ll cost to repair. Bring your automobile into our Crossville, TN, shop for its factory-schedule maintenance. You can contact us to schedule an appointment and save time.