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Maintenance Schedules

Maintenance Points

You don't have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly.

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do, and when you should do it. Let’s clear that up, and give you some tips that’ll apply to any vehicle.

Anyone who’s ever worked on cars or spent a ton of money getting their car repaired will tell you: Don’t ignore preventive maintenance. The basics, like changing your oil, checking your tire pressure, and getting scheduled inspections and work done are like getting regular checkups at the doctor. They keep you healthy and give you—and the experts—a chance to catch anything serious before it becomes a major problem. With your car, that can save you thousands.

Is My Driving Considered Severe Duty?

Do any of these situations apply to your regular driving habits, if so then you are considered severe duty by most Auto Manufactures and should follow the severe maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

  • Frequently take trips under five miles

  • Make trips under 10 miles in freezing weather

  • Drive in extremely hot weather

  • Drive for long periods of time in stop-and-go traffic

  • Idle your car longer than normal

  • Drive in the mountains

  • Carry heavy loads with your vehicle

  • Drive on muddy, dusty or de-iced roads

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