Why is it important to schedule mileage maintenance for your car?
submitted by Lad Hucaluk, owner of Doylestown Sunoco
Routine maintenance is critical in order to keep a car running properly and to be covered under your vehicle’s warranty.
It can be easy to forget these important check-ups if your vehicle is running well however, these preventative measures are what keeps your car from breaking down.
Listed below are some general guidelines; however, each car is different.
It is important to refer to your owner’s manual to see the recommendation for your specific make and model.
*Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles
The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Most suggest that the oil and oil filter be replaced between 3,000 and 7,000 miles. Furthermore, inspection of the transmission fluid level, coolant, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and wipers, tires and all exterior lights is also encouraged.
*Interval Mileage Check Ups
It is recommended that you get your car a preventative check-up at approximately 30,000, 60,000, 90,000 and 105,000. Again, each car’s make and model will have manufacturer recommendations however, these are approximate reference points.
You should also take into consideration whether your car is used under more “normal” circumstances or, if you are a high mileage user based on a long commute or a heavy local driver. If you put on a lot of highway miles or do a lot of local driving, you will need to bring it in more frequently.
A qualified auto mechanic will be able to ensure that the preventative maintenance checks that need to be done as your car ages, are evaluated at the correct mileage points.
The staff at Doylestown Sunoco are reputable, skilled, and trusted auto professionals that will get to know you and your car.
They are currently offering 10% off regular maintenance service for vehicles at 30K, 60K, 90K and 105K, and 120K miles.
Call them today at 215-345-7676 to schedule an appointment and ensure that your car continues to provide you with the reliable service on which you depend.