Factory Scheduled Maintenance
If you want to live a long life - you routinely go to the
doctor’s office do what they recommend and with a little luck you
will have a long life. The same holds true for your vehicle. This is
what we call Preventative Maintenance. If you want your vehicle to
have a long and healthy life you have to maintain it on a regular
Recommended Maintenance Schedule
Maintaining your vehicle when it’s new is easy; but when it’s out of
warranty. Our Recommended Maintenance Schedule in conjunction with
the Scheduled Maintenance Services from your manufacturer will help
you continue maintaining your vehicle to get the most out of your
Cabin Filter Replacement
There are many harmful contaminants in and around your vehicle every
day. Most newer vehicles have a Cabin Filter that filters these
contaminants in the air you breathe when in your vehicle. Make sure
you replace this filter as recommended by the manufacturer, normally
once a year.
Fluid Exchange Services
“Sure I take care of my vehicle, I change my oil regularly”. Sound
familiar? Your oil is not the only fluid you should maintain or
change. There are many systems that need lubricating. Your
manufacturer’s Recommended Maintenance Schedule helps advise you on
when to maintain or change these fluids.
Fuel System Services
We are dedicated to making your vehicle last longer and perform
better. By removing engine deposits in combustion chambers, intake
manifolds, ports and on valves, we will restore flow in fuel
injectors while cleaning your entire fuel system while preventing
deposits from forming in the fuel system and upper engine for
maximum driveability and fuel economy. This improved fuel economy
will reduce exhaust emissions. Our Fuel System Service will restore
that “like new” driveability to an engine’s performance and keeps it
running better, longer and more efficiently.
Factory Scheduled Maintenance
maintenance will keep your car running longer and stronger.
You should follow your recommended service intervals by the auto
manufactures. These intervals are usually 30,000 miles, 60,000
miles, 90,000 miles, and so on, but each manufacture has their
own guidelines. Make sure you look at
your vehicle service guide that came with your vehicle, or simply
Auto Medics of Shelby and ask any of our professionally
trained staff to lookup this information for you.
With the amount of money you have invested in your car, doesn't it
make sense to protect it? At Auto Medics of Shelby we think so, because keeping up
with scheduled maintenance adds life to your investment.
Factory Schedule Maintenance Guide
The factory maintenance guide that’s created by the car manufacturer
every year is model specific and should be used as a minimum guide
for routine maintenance. Not all vehicle models require the same
schedule so it’s important to use the specific manual for the
specific year and model. Not maintaining a vehicle by specific
factory minimum standards could result in denied warranty repairs.
Car Scheduled Maintenance Intervals
schedule will list explicit maintenance procedures that should be
performed at a certain mileage or time interval, whichever comes
first. If an interval states that an oil and filter change needs to
be performed at 5,000 miles or 6 months, it means whichever comes
first, the 5,000 miles or the elapsed time of 6 months.
As an example if the vehicle has 3,000 miles since the last
maintenance visit but it’s been over 6 months, the next service
should be performed.
To help the car owner keep track of their scheduled maintenance,
Auto Medics of Shelby will place a sticker in the inside upper left corner
of the windshield that lists when the next service should be
performed. Most factory schedule booklets also provide an area where
the car owner can record each service performed.
Normal or Severe Duty Vehicle Operation
Many factory maintenance schedules will have two separate mileage
and/or time intervals, one for normal operation and one for severe
duty operation. Normal operation means the car owner drives at
consistent highway speeds more often than stop and go city driving.
Severe duty operations can include a vehicle that’s
● operated in consistent stop and go traffic
● consistently operated at an idle
● operated in dusty areas
● operated in extremely hot ambient temperatures
● towing a trailer