Factory-Recommended Auto Maintenance

Interval Services Following Manufacturer Guidelines

Why follow the factory-recommended maintenance guidelines that came in your car’s owner’s manual?

Factory-recommended maintenance is like a prescription for vehicle health. It’s meant to keep your car’s engine purring smoothly, preserving your investment.

A vehicle is a major purchase. Don’t you want to get the most for your money? Interval service is designed to keep your car running smoothly, and at Tip Top Transmission, we love providing this value to our customers.

Why Follow the Manufacturer Guidelines?

Manufacturers design service guidelines aim to extend the vehicle’s life, but also to keep you safe. Avoiding accidents and/or breakdowns is one of the best reasons for maintaining a well-running car.

And think of the financial side. Cars shouldn’t die before they hit the six-figure mile mark, but they may without proper maintenance, and then you may be stuck with a huge repair bill. In addition, you’re helping your car retain its value when you schedule interval service and keep track of tuneups. If you decide to trade in or sell your vehicle, the clean maintenance record will work in your favor.

Finally, think of your warranty. Most manufacturers won’t cover parts they normally would if it’s clear you didn’t follow the maintenance schedule. This is why you should schedule a visit to Tip Top Transmission.

Factory-Recommended Auto Maintenance Rules: Do They Apply to You?

In general, manufacturers suggest a 30-60-90 maintenance schedule. That means every 30,000 miles, your mechanic is checking over or completing the following:

  • Spark plugs and wires
  • Engine filters
  • Fluid levels
  • Tire pressure and rotation
  • Oil change
  • Belt inspection
  • Brake inspection

Always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual, because all cars are different, but the above are basic guidelines if you use your car under what the manufacturer would consider normal circumstances.

If you drive more than 12,000 miles a year in extreme temperatures or stop-and-go traffic, you should move this maintenance schedule up a bit. Talk to the pros at Tip Top Transmission about your driving habits, and we’ll provide a revised schedule for your vehicle.

Why Trust Tip Top Transmissions of Salt Lake City, Utah?

As experienced auto mechanics, we’ve seen vehicles fail from easily preventable problems, and we don’t want that to happen to you. We don’t try to oversell you on services you don’t need, but we will recommend you have maintenance performed regularly.

Let’s work together to keep your car in good shape — today, tomorrow and for many years to come. Stop in at Tip Top Transmission when your engine’s ready for its next interval service. You’ll see why your neighbors are all recommending the Tip Top team.