Your car, truck, or utility vehicle is only as good as you allow it to be. What we here at Midwest Auto Care &Transmission Center mean by this is that drivers who stick to their vehicle’s factory maintenance schedules get more efficiency and reliability out of their automobiles than those who don’t. Their automobiles also live much longer lives. You’ll see in your owner’s manual a service schedule that you should stick to, because this schedule keeps your automobile running like new.
Factory-Scheduled Maintenance Benefits
You already know that if you stick to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, you’ll get more life out of it. This is because it allows auto service technicians to replace parts that are wearing down with new ones, which helps avoid damage to other parts. Factory-scheduled maintenance also
- Prevents your extended warranty issuer from voiding the warranty when you need to use it
- Prevents little things from becoming big things, such as replacing the timing belt before it breaks
- Prevents resell value loss so you get more money for your car when you’re ready to sell it
You might not realize that your extended warranty can be voided if you don’t follow your vehicle’s factory maintenance schedule. There’s a reason for the services; they prevent the covered repairs. Plus, you can sell a well-maintained used car for much more than you can one that needs work.
Factory Maintenance Services
Generally speaking, your vehicle should have factory maintenance done every 30,000 miles, but there are also maintenance services due between these milestones, so check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s specific maintenance schedule. Usually, the services included every 30,000 miles are
- Cooling system
- Oil change
- Spark plugs
- Timing belt or chain
All of these parts or systems will be inspected to verify their working condition and remaining lifespan. If anything needs to be serviced or replaced, this is done at each 30,000-mile check. Usually, a diagnostic check is run as well to make certain there isn’t anything else wrong with your vehicle. We also give your vehicle a complete visual inspection at each factory maintenance visit.
Midwest Auto Care &Transmission Center is your one-stop-shop for auto maintenance and repair, and this includes your factory-scheduled maintenance on your Asian, American, or European automobile. Call us at 219-244-2510 to set up an appointment.