Regularly Scheduled Maintenance
What Does My Car Need for Checkups at 30,000…60,000…and 90,000 Miles
One of the things that we definitely want from our automobile is for it to last. After your home, this is after all one of the biggest investments of your life.
Scheduling regular maintenance at 30,000 mile intervals is a must if you want your vehicle to keep getting you to the places you need to go. When the boss is waiting for you in a meeting you don’t want car problems. If the cupboards are bare, and the kids are purging through your cabinets, you need to be able to get to the grocery store. When your mother or father needs a ride to the doctor, then you’ll want to have the means to get them there.
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There are plenty of reasons you want to maintain your vehicle at regular intervals. First of all not doing so simply means that you’re guaranteeing yourself some hefty repairs down the road. You rely on your vehicle to get you to and fro, your vehicle relies on you to keep it in healthy order.
Regularly Scheduled Maintenance Benefits
Let’s not forget as well that you’ll probably end up selling your automobile down the road. Having well-kept records of a consistently regularly maintained vehicle is the easiest way to ensure that you’ll get back what the car is worth at that time.
Essentially…it’s putting money into your pocket. There are of course benchmarks that we look for. Besides the normal maintenance such as oil changes at 3,000 to 5,000 miles, there will be a maintenance schedule for 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 90,000 miles as well.
If having a vehicle that lasts is important to you, then this needs to be followed as closely as possible.
Let’s Talk About the 30,000 Mile Maintenance…
At 30,000 miles, if your car has been well maintained in other areas, it’s still relatively young. So your 30k mile maintenance will be a pretty simple one. One thing that’s important to keep your vehicle in great driving shape is to keep the transmission healthy.
This means draining and refilling the transmission oil, changing the filter, and of course simply checking for any leaks. There is a checklist to follow at the 30,000 mile maintenance mark. This includes but is not necessarily limited to…
* Air Filter
* A/C Filter
* Suspension Check and Suspension Bolt Torque
* Door Hinge Lubrication
* Belt and Hoses Check
* New Wipers
* Brake Check
* Steering System Check
Basically, the 30K mile maintenance will be a time of checking and making sure all is okay and safe with your car. This is a good time to consider an oil change and a tire rotation if neither has been done in the last 3000 to 5000 miles. This is also why it’s good to keep records of all maintenance procedures.
These are all the main parts of the engine that are heavily used, and get a lot of wear and tear. Again, if your car has been maintained pretty well up until that point, you should get away pretty easy. If not, then you may need a little extra work done.
How About 60,000 Mile Maintenance? What Happens There?…
One of the major keys to the 60,000 mile maintenance will be the timing belt for a lot of vehicles. Of course not all automobiles are the same. Some don’t need a new timing belt at 60,000 miles. If your manual says it should be done at or near the 60,000 mile mark, then you should do it.
Once the time timing belt goes, then you can pretty much kiss your engine goodbye. Imagine when you were a kid, driving your bike down the road, and some trouble maker in the neighborhood stuck a stick in your spokes. How did that play out? Not very well right? The difference in this case is that the metal pistons and cylinders that are still moving get slammed into other pieces of metal. In essence, it could very likely mean the end of your engine.
So needless to say, this timing belt is important at the 60K mark. After that it should be the same general check list that your vehicle went through at 30 thousand miles. Add your standard oil change and tire rotation if necessary. One additional thing that you’ll want done at this time however will be the brake fluid replacement.
Wow. I Made It to the 90,000 Mile Maintenance. What Will Happen?…
Well first of all, congratulations. This means you’ve done a pretty great job of maintaining your car consistently to get to this point. This is an important maintenance marker for your vehicle. Although it really does include much of the same. If you didn’t change your timing belt at the 60K maintenance, then you’ll certainly want to do that here. Otherwise replicate everything from the 30K and 60K. You can add new belts to this list if needed.
The Best Way to Be Sure You’re Doing All the Right Things…
Maintain your vehicle at these higher mileage points. Come by and see the area’s favorite mechanic, Jason Rupert, at All About Imports. Jason’s a master mechanic.
By sticking with a regularly scheduled maintenance plan you can have peace of mind knowing that your good for the next 30,000 miles or more in your vehicle.
All About Imports is the place to go if you’re in or near Denton, Texas. You can count on Jason and his team as they provide factory level service, scheduled maintenance, and repairs on Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, Scion or any import in between. Jason will give you his most fair price and his best service possible. Give Jason a call today at (940) 566-2125 or simply bring your car in and let Jason take a look.