A lot of terms get thrown around in the automotive service industry. Often, some of the terms are lost in translation for the driver, and while most know maintenance is crucial for vehicle health, some don’t know what some of those maintenance services require.
Casey’s Chantilly, VA team is here to drop some knowledge bombs! Factory Scheduled Maintenance is one of those terms, and many drivers assume it must be done at their dealership. Fortunately, factory-scheduled maintenance doesn’t need to be done at the dealer, and below, we will tell you what factory-scheduled maintenance is and what you can expect from it.
What is factory scheduled maintenance?
Automotive manufacturers produce owner’s manuals for every vehicle they make. Within those manuals are maintenance schedules specific to that vehicle. The purpose of these schedules is to keep the car or truck running at optimum efficiency. After all, regular maintenance saves you money on future repairs, so paying attention to that schedule is a good idea.
Factory Maintenance Services
The list of services will vary per manufacturer and mileage, but below are the primary things you should expect to hear from your advisor in the Chantilly, VA, area.
- Brake system; Inspection and Service
- Cabin and Engine Filter Replacements
- Timing Belt or Timing Chain Inspection
- Fluid Checks; Replace or Refill
- Spark Plug and Wires Inspection
- Tire Rotation
- Oil and Filter Change
- Hoses and Belts Inspection or Replacement
Factory Maintenance Intervals
So, when are most vehicles due for this type of service? They tend to be required at 30k, 60k, and 90k miles, and so on.
However, some services will have to be tended to more often—for example, oil changes. Oil changes should be around every 3000 miles, along with having the tires rotated.
Factory Scheduled Maintenance at Casey’s Automotive in Chantilly, Virginia
Having the factory scheduled maintenance services applied to your vehicle in timely intervals is essential to its longevity. When your car, truck, van, SUV, or utility vehicle is due for maintenance, contact Casey’s. When your vehicle comes in for any service, you receive a digital inspection texted directly to your phone!