Factory recommended maintenance...you've probably heard the term, but do you know what it means? Otherwise referred to as manufacturer recommended services or preventative maintenance, factory recommended vehicle maintenance is a guide created by your vehicle's manufacturer that properly outlines the services and inspections that your vehicle needs at certain intervals. These intervals are based on the lifetime of different parts and is typically designed to replace parts before they break.

What does factory recommended maintenance consist of? These recommended maintenance items typically include an inspection of all major vehicle systems, such as the brakes, suspension, engine, transmission, power steering, tires, and more. It also includes various services that are needed to keep those systems running at their best, such as fluid flushes, part replacement, lubrication, testing, and more.

So, how can one find their vehicle's factory recommended services? The easiest way to locate the service recommendations outlined for your vehicle is by checking your car's owner's manual. Here, you will find your vehicles recommendations and the intervals at which these services and inspections should be performed.

Can I skip or miss any of these recommendations? Missing a factory recommended maintenance item is definitely not something you want to do. These recommendations are put into place to keep your vehicle running at its best, and protect any warranties you have. A warranty can be voided if your vehicle isn't properly maintained. Also, you may end up costing yourself hundreds on repairs that could have been saved and avoid with proper vehicle care.

Where can I get these factory recommended services performed? Here at AC Auto Service Center! We are a full service facility that can handle all of your vehicle's services. You don't need to go to the dealership to get these maintenance items completed, and trust us, you don't want to! We offer the same quality of work but at much better prices and better customer service.

If you find that your vehicle is due for a factory recommended service, don't stress! Bring your vehicle into the experts here at AC Auto Service Center today and we would be happy to take care of it.

Written by AC Auto Service Center