Service Intervals Articles

Recommended Service Intervals for your vehicle

January 28th, 2021

Most people are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals for their vehicles. Following these recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions are government…

What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals for your car?

November 7th, 2018

You may have heard or seen on TV that vehicles don’t need their oil changed as often as they used to. That’s true. But it’s not the whole story. Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts. So what is a…

Car Servicing – The Maintenance Free Myth

September 29th, 2017

Sometimes we hear people say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most car owners don’t realize…

Severe Service Requirements for your Vehicle?

March 23rd, 2016

Most vehicles owners manuals actually have two maintenance schedules. Sometimes these are called a ‘regular (or normal) service’ or a ‘severe service’ schedule. Sometimes they’re simply called Schedule 1 or A and Schedule 2 or B. A severe service schedule recommends that things like an oil change, air filter replacement, and transmission service be done…

It’s About Time: Following Service Intervals

August 22nd, 2014

There are a lot of things in life that people have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We really should go to our dentist and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we…