Routine maintenance can help you save hundreds to thousands on repair costs. But how much does it save when you spend money on regular services?
Car manufacturers recommend getting specific maintenance services when the vehicle hits certain mileages. The 30-60-90 Schedule comes from the scheduled factory maintenance services at:
- 30,000 miles.
- 60,000 miles.
- 90,000 miles.
Mileage markers are flexible, and you can get services from 5,000 to 15,000 miles from the scheduled amount. To save time and money, you can schedule these checks at the same time as your oil change or other routine maintenance services.
New cars with warranties may require owners to get these checks or risk voiding their warranty. Warranty companies know that routine services keep vehicles running properly, with fewer repairs needed, and for longer periods.
The main part of a 30k/60k/90k maintenance service is the inspection. The mechanic inspects all parts of the vehicle to ensure it is safe and operating, as it should.
After the inspection, the mechanic will inform you of any potential problems. They should not replace any parts that do not yet need to be replaced, but they can give you an estimated time of when to expect future replacements.
You do not need to go to a dealership for your inspection unless it is part of your warranty conditions. You can find a reputable mechanic for routine services and mileage inspections.
Damaged parts and systems can be dangerous and expensive. Routine inspections and services can prevent these costly incidents from happening.