30/60/90k Scheduled Maintenance Services – No matter what type of vehicle you happen to drive, the manufacturer has prescribed a regular maintenance schedule to keep your car or truck running at its best. This is commonly called factory scheduled maintenance, or 30/60/90K maintenance, so called because the usual schedule for these maintenance services is every 30,000 miles or so. This schedule is not simply a ploy to get you to spend money at the auto repair shop—it’s important for the overall health of your vehicle and to avoid costly and avoidable auto repairs. And in some cases your warranty could be voided if you don’t follow your vehicles recommended service.
You should pay attention to your factory maintenance schedule for several important reasons:
Your warranty may depend on it. Some manufacturers place such importance on 30/60/90K maintenance that not following the schedule could void your vehicle warranty.
It can prevent small problems from becoming big ones. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as the saying goes. Regular maintenance can identify possible problems early before they cause a breakdown or damage other parts, saving you possibly thousands of dollars down the road.
It can prolong the life of your vehicle. Regular maintenance doesn’t just keep your car running; it keeps it running efficiently, which translates to more miles over its lifetime.
It helps retain your car’s value. If you ever sell the vehicle, you’ll sell it for more if it has been kept in good shape.
What does the maintenance involve?
Typically, the first step in 30/60/90K maintenance is to inspect the vehicle’s major systems for signs of problems, followed by any of the following maintenance procedures as needed:
- Replacing spark plugs and/or plug wires
- Replacing filters
- Checking fluids (brake, coolant, transmission, etc.) and topping off or replacing fluids
- Tire rotation and pressure check
- Oil change
- Timing belt inspection
- Brake inspection
- And More
During proper maintenance, a trustworthy mechanic will notify you of any potential problems, but won’t replace parts that don’t need replacing (part of what saves you money during maintenance). As a rule of thumb, the higher the mileage on the car, the more likely parts will need to be replaced. (The timing belt is usually changed at 90,000-100,000 miles, for example.)
Does the dealership have to perform the maintenance?
While factory scheduled maintenance may be required as part of your warranty, that doesn’t mean the dealership has to do the maintenance. Your warranty will remain intact as long as you have the service performed by a certified auto repair specialist like The Clinic Auto Center in Long Beach. In this way, you can receive quality service while avoiding the premium rates charged by the dealership service department.
Below are just some of the many services offered at The Clinic Auto Center of Long Beach!
Oil Change -Tune Ups
Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair – Fluid Services
Trip or Lease Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts – Custom Exhaust
Cooling System Service & Repair
Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Fleet Services – Hybrid Services
Chassis & Suspension
Power Steering Repair
Body & Trim Repairs
Mirrors, Door Handles & Locks
Power Accessory Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New & Rebuilt Transmissions
Driveline Maintenance & Repair
Axle Repair & Replacement
Differential Service & Repair
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Engine Repair or Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Service & Repair
Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
Tire Rotation, Mounting, Repair
Flat Tire Repair & Replacement
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Wheel Alignment AND MORE!!!
Feel free to call The Clinic Auto Center today at 562.599.3200 or request your appointment online.