Understanding the Importance of Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled maintenance is a necessary concept that all vehicle owners should know. It is critical to preserve your vehicle's overall value and ensure it is in good working condition. Maintenance schedules are usually broken down by the number of miles and can vary by manufacturer or vehicle model. Typically, the important miles to remember are 30,000, 60,000, 90,000, and sometimes 120,000. You need to do the minimum recommended maintenance to ensure your vehicle's warranty is in good standing in some circumstances.


You should always refer to your owner's manual for more details on the maintenance schedule specific to your car. It will usually list out the particular services needed at each mileage interval and more. 


One of the most significant reasons to follow an auto maintenance schedule is to protect the resale value of your car, SUV, or truck. If you plan on reselling or trading in your vehicle in the future, completing its scheduled maintenance will enable you to sell it above its resell value.


Most people often think that they can only get their scheduled maintenance done by the dealership, but that is not the case. You have every right, as a consumer, to shop your options and look at independent shops. In fact, some independent shops can do just as good of a job or better. Regardless of where you get your services, please remember to save all paperwork and documentation relating to the maintenance items and other repairs.


Another reason that makes scheduled maintenance important is that it can be a diagnostic tool. The certified technicians at Austin's Automotive Specialists can ensure every system is operating smoothly. We can also detect any minor mechanical issues early, so they don't become bigger problems later on. 


If you are looking for dependable 30K/60K/90K services, we welcome you to call or visit Austin's Automotive Specialists today!