Keeping your vehicle on the road and running at optimal performance means understanding what it needs. As the number one shop for auto repair in Hudson, our team often sees neglected or overdue preventative maintenance. However, regardless of what you’re driving, following the manufacturer’s schedule for routine maintenance is not an option. In fact, it is the best way to ensure the longest life of your vehicle.

In this article, we’re looking at what factory scheduled maintenance means, and why you should never overlook the recommendations.

30,000 mile maintenance

Let us begin by saying it’s important to keep in mind that this article is a general overview.  Vehicles are unique, just like people! There are always one offs in what is required or needed. However, the following information is typical for most makes and models.

That being said, a traditional 30,000 mile maintenance appointment with our team at Morall Brake includes the following services:

  • Tire rotation and pressure check
  • Engine oil change and filter check
  • Change the engine air filter
  • Transmission fluid change
  • Flush the brake, coolant, and clutch lines
  • Replace cabin filter (when applicable)

60,000 miles

Next up, we’re looking at 60,000 mile scheduled routine maintenance.  Although you’ll notice a few of the same services, additional areas added. The 60,000 mile service is one of the most significant maintenance checks that you’re vehicle will undergo.  Below are common areas covered, but not necessarily the only areas depending on your make and model:

  • Complete engine tune-up
  • Replacement of all belts and adjustments once completed (timing belt in particular)
  • Changing and replacement of all fluids within the vehicle including transmission, brake, oil, etc.
  • Tire rotation with four-wheel alignment
  • Full brake system in
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Cabin and air filter replacement
  • Thorough inspection of the following:
    • Fuel lines
    • Suspension components
    • Exhaust system
    • Brake system
    • Horn, lights, fuses, wipers

90,000 miles

It’s inevitable, as time goes by, normal wear and tear will happen.  At 90,000 miles, the following components require inspection to ensure your vehicle stays on the road for years to come:

  • Timing belt replacement
  • Hose replacement
  • Tire rotation/alignment/replacement
  • Rotor inspection/replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Battery inspection and service
  • Fuel system cleaning
  • Change engine oil and filter

While some may decide to prolong suggested routine maintenance, it’s imperative to remember this one thing – your warranty may depend on it. Some manufacturers void the vehicle’s warranty if factory maintenance schedule is bypassed.

Your vehicle is an investment and it deserves our attention! If you’re coming up on, or past due for, suggested routine maintenance, it’s time to give your favorite Hudson auto repair shop a call! To schedule your appointment with the team from Morall Brake, call us today at (603) 889-8788.