Preventative Maintenance by Mileage

What is preventative maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is crucial when it comes to getting the most out of your vehicle as parts wear out over time. By following manufacturer recommendations at timely intervals, you can keep your vehicle in top condition and avoid huge costly repairs. A great way to be informed about the preventative maintenance recommended for your vehicle is to check the owner’s manual as maintenance schedules vary for the needs of different vehicles. However, there are some industry standards for all vehicles that will help keep your vehicle running it’s best!

Our team is able to provide the following preventative maintenance services PLUS MORE!

Checking and changing oil
Inspecting and topping off fluid levels such as coolant, power steering, transmission fluid, and windshield fluid
Inspecting and replacing timing belts and serpentine belts
Tire rotation, balancing, and alignment
Engine air filter replacement
Replacing battery connection components and batteries
Spark plugs & wires
And much, much more!

Preventative maintenance will not only save you money in the long run but will also keep you safe on the road. It's important to note that every car is different and as newer models are released and industry standards and materials used evolve, so do the preventative maintenance requirements. For example: A car built in the 90’s is recommended to have the coolant changed every 30,000 miles whereas many newer models are recommended this service be performed every 90,000 to 100,000 miles. Remember all vehicle manufactures require different maintenance and these are general industry recommendations. ALWAYS VERIFY WITH YOUR TECH THAT A SERVICE IS DUE FOR YOUR VEHICLE. To see industry standards for preventative maintenance by mileage, see intervals below.

Every 3,000 to 7,000 miles

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  • Oil and oil filter should be replaced
  • Inspect fluid levels, tires, and all exterior lights
  • Tire rotation (Check balance every other time)

Every 15,000 to 30,000 miles

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  • Replace the air filter
  • Inspect battery
  • Replace power steering fluid
  • Inspect radiator hoses
  • Inspect HVAC system
  • Inspect brakes pads
  • Inspect suspension components
  • Inspect gear boxes/ differentials
  • Replace fuel filter

Every 35,000 to 50,000 miles

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  • Inspect and/or replace the battery
  • Inspect the ignition system

Every 60,000 - 100,000 miles

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  • Replace brake pads
  • Brake fluid flush
  • Replace radiator hoses
  • Replace spark plugs & wires
  • Flush coolant

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Frequently Asked Questions

What maintenance is needed based on mileage?

Maintenance needs can vary depending on the type of vehicle and its specific manufacturer guidelines. However, many car manufacturers recommend a maintenance schedule based on  mileage milestones, often referred to as the 30-60-90 schedule. This means that certain items will need to be inspected, changed, or replaced at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles. These milestones typically involve essential tasks like changing your oil, rotating your tires, spark plug changes, and more. For specific guidelines on your vehicle’s maintenance, it’s always best to consult the owner’s manual or professionals like Grease Pro.

Should I schedule car maintenance by mileage or time?

Both mileage and time are crucial factors when considering vehicle maintenance. The simple rule of thumb is to use whichever interval comes up first. If, for instance, you reach the recommended mileage (say every 15000 miles or every 30000 miles) before the time-based recommendation, then use mileage as your cue. Conversely, if time elapses first, then schedule your maintenance based on that. Keep in mind that routine maintenance required isn’t just based on driving alone; even stationary cars undergo wear and tear, with contaminants building up over time.

Are service lights triggered by mileage?

Service lights or check engine lights can be activated due to various reasons, with mileage being just one factor. While it’s not uncommon for these lights to activate around milestones, such as the 80,000-mile mark, they can turn on at any time based on numerous conditions like worn spark plugs or a failing oxygen sensor. It’s essential to seek professional assistance, such as Grease Pro, whenever these lights come on to address any potential issues.

What maintenance should you do by mileage?

Every vehicle has its recommended maintenance intervals. Typically, every 30,000 miles, you should inspect, change, or replace certain components. This may include oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and spark plug replacements. As you reach higher milestones, such as the 40,000 mile service or 90,000 miles, you might also need to address more extensive components like timing belts or transmission fluid changes.

 How do you determine the maintenance needed on your car by mileage?

The best way to determine your car’s maintenance needs by mileage is to consult the vehicle’s owner manual. It will have detailed intervals for each service. However, if you’re unsure or need guidance tailored to your driving habits, Grease Pro can help customize a schedule for you based on your driving frequency and type.

How do you check miles on a car?

The number of miles driven by a car can be easily checked on the vehicle’s odometer, typically located on the dashboard near the speedometer. Modern cars might also have digital displays that show the total mileage and trip miles. Regularly keeping an eye on your odometer can help you stay on track with your maintenance schedule.

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