For vehicle owners, the term "30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance," or "factory scheduled maintenance" refers to the maintenance schedule referred by the car's manufacturer to ensure you keep it running optimally. As the name suggests, the general maintenance required is for around every 30,000 miles, which is to be followed so that you can best avoid any unneeded problems from propping up and needing to be fixed.
While a lot of vehicle owners think this is merely a recommendation, or even a tactic employed by the car's manufacturer to extract more money from its buyers, neither is actually the case. It's a condition attached to the warranty that's included. By adhering to this condition, you can expect your vehicle to run more smoothly and enjoy driving it without having to spend more of your time and money on fixing repairs.
The vehicle maintenance involves a detailed inspection to ensure that your vehicle is without any damaged or worn-out parts. The following are part of the labor involved when performing the service:
- Oil change
- Replacing spark plugs or wires
- Replacing filters
- Fluid checks (including transmission, brake fluid, coolant levels, etc.) and topping them off or replacing them
- Tire rotation
- Belt and hose inspections
A mechanic you can trust will always inform you about any other work that's involved aside from what you should generally expect from your 30/60/90K maintenance check. More frequent checks will usually mean fewer repairs will be needed. However, the longer you have the vehicle and the more it's driven, the greater the number of repairs should be expected. One example is the timing belt, which should usually be replaced when 90,000 miles are exceeded.
As long as the maintenance is undertaken by a specialized mechanic, the warranty will still be intact. Be aware that your 30/60/90K maintenance check should only be performed by a reputable shop. Red Rock Repair is qualified and can help you out with this, so bring your vehicle down to us whenever this maintenance is required.