Factory Recommended Services - How Important are They?

Every machine comes with a note from the manufacturer. This note stipulates how the machine should be used, maintained, and stored for optimal performance. An automobile is no different. The instructions that accompany your vehicle are called Factory Recommended Services. While most car owners blissfully skip on these services for a while, there are multiple reasons why you shouldn't.

Most car manufacturers follow a general 30-60-90 rule. The rule shows what needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced every 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles. Regular maintenance and replacing fluids and oils can start as early as 5,000 miles. Here are a few reasons you shouldn't ignore the manufacturer's maintenance schedule.

Optimal Vehicle Performance

A vehicle has many moving parts that need to be constantly and appropriately greased and oiled for that smooth glide. Additionally, it has a lot of rubber parts that will need to be replaced when they wear out. If, for example, oils are not replaced when they should, the moving parts can malfunction, thereby halting your vehicle at the most inconvenient time.

Saves You Costly Future Repairs

Assume you need to replace gear oil after a specified number of miles. You take that as a suggestion and keep pushing your vehicle way past the recommended mileage. At first, it is bliss until your gearbox breaks down and needs replacing.

A simple $100 oil change could save you the thousands of dollars needed for a new gearbox. The same is true for all other parts of the vehicle.

Keep Your Vehicle Functional for Longer

Inspecting and replacing car components such as timing belts, brake pads, etc., will help keep your car in optimal condition for longer. Failure to have these components inspected and repaired on time may lead to total wear of other components. The wear may go undetected and eventually ground your car.

To keep track of what needs to be checked and replaced and when it is best to follow the factory-recommended services schedule. If you are looking for a professional to take care of your car's factory-recommended scheduled maintenance, bring your car to Auto Excel today!

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