Part one of a three part series on scheduled auto maintenance explores factory recommended timetables.
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Do I Have to Follow the Factory Recommended Maintenance for My Car or Truck?
Do you have to follow the factory recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck? Well that depends on you. We can’t recommend following the maintenance schedule that is in your owner’s manual enough, however. Why? Well, if you follow the recommended schedule you reduce the likelihood of having what can often be a completely free repair, particularly if you have a good warranty, turn into an enormous repair bill. Look at an automatic transmission for example.
Transmission fluid is usually at or around $10 for a one-quart bottle, and obviously the labor charges would be small as well. The bill for the fluid and the mechanic to put it into your car or truck is pennies when you compare it to a transmission repair bill that can easily top $2000 or more, yet we see a lot of people neglect even this simple auto maintenance.
WHAT IF I GO BEYOND THE FACTORY RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE?
Well that depends. A few miles or even a couple of hundred miles isn’t that big of a deal. Going several hundred to several thousand miles beyond the mileage milestone gets more risky the longer you go without taking care of it. In some cases, some parts can start wearing out progressively faster until finally something literally breaks. The engine of your car and its parts can’t last forever, after all. That’s where an auto repair shop comes in.
So remember, the timetables that are in your owner’s manual aren’t there for decoration. They are to give you some guidance on when to repair your car or truck, tell you what needs to be fixed proactively, and above all else to save you a lot of money in the long run. So whether something’s not working or whether you need scheduled maintenance, get your car or truck into an auto mechanic in Queen Creek.
This concludes part three of our series. For more information on scheduled auto maintenance, be sure to read part three and part two as well.