Every vehicle owner is familiar with factory recommended services. Some vehicle owners choose to take those recommended services seriously, while others consider them to be a pointless reminder. Let's take a look at what factory recommended services are and whether they are actually important or not.
What is Factory Recommend Services?
Factory recommended services are guidelines that are set by a vehicle manufacturer on the maintenance and inspections needed on the car once it has covered a certain amount of distance. The service intervals are specific to the vehicle manufacturer. However, the most common service intervals used are 30 000, 60 000 and 90 000 miles. Some vehicle manufacturers recommend a service every 5 000 miles. The vehicle maintenance schedule can be found in the owner's manual.
The three main purposes for an oil change are : 1. Vehicle Inspection 2. Oil and Filter Change 3. Vehicle Maintenance.
1. Vehicle Inspection: This is a process conducted by an automotive technician. The purpose is to observe the fundamental components of the car and monitor their performance. The parts inspected include but are not limited to braking system, wheel alignment, tire performance, steering, transmission, lights, engine performance, exhaust system, lights. These components are usually put through a rigorous testing system that has been designed by the manufacturer. The results of the test will determine the next course of action.
2. Oil and Filter Changes: Oil is used to lubricate the engine, ensure optimal motor temperature and clean out motor contaminants. Car filters play a similar role in that they filter out any impurities that may impair the performance and health of the car. The four main filters that are checked are cabin, oil, fuel, air. Oil and filter changes happen at every factory service.
3. Vehicle Maintenance: Vehicle maintenance is changing all the aspects that need to be changed form the inspection checklist. For example, the installation of new brake pad or engine parts would be maintenance.
Factory recommended services are vital for keeping a car in pristine condition. It also allows you to save money by solving problems before they escalate into expensive ones. If you need factory recommended maintenance, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Turner Auto Care today!