WHAT IS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE?Every vehicle manufacturer provides a list of maintenance items that should be performed at specific mileage and/or date intervals. Most often referred to as 30k-60k-90k services, these maintenance intervals are critical to ensure you get the longest and most trouble free life out of your vehicle. In today's newer vehicles these maintenance intervals are even more critical as technology has advanced a lot in recent years allowing cars and trucks to go for longer periods of time without having to replace certain fluids, belts, ignition components, etc. Because these items are able to maintain their functionality for longer periods of time, they also pick up more contaminants making them more susceptible to sudden failure when they have exceeded their usable life. In addition, items such as timing belts can cause major engine damage when they fail due to the nature of the internal mechanics of most newer engines.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO HAVE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PERFORMED?There are two easy ways to find out what your vehicle needs, and when. First you can look in the maintenance guide supplied with your vehicle. It's usually located in the same pouch as your owner's manual in the glove box. If for some reason you cannot find your's, you can call Courtesy Tire and one of our service advisors can give you the same information. Our repair database contains exactly the same same information as your maintenance guide for every vehicle on the road.
When you bring your car in for service we will custom taylor your service based on this information rather than selling you a blanket service containing items that you may not neccessarily need at that interval as some shops do.
WHAT KIND OF ITEMS ARE DONE DURING SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE?Scheduled maintenance items typically include the follwing types of items: