Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs. Costly repairs can often be prevented through regular service intervals, saving you money and avoiding damage to your vehicle. Depending on your vehicle’s manufacturer, forgoing preventive maintenance on certain parts and components also has the potential to void warranty coverage.
Car maintenance intervals are designed to improve the reliability, durability, and resale value of your vehicle. Based on your driving conditions, these service intervals may arrive sooner than you expect. For example, short commutes can hurt a vehicle because most engines thrive during long drives. Driving short commutes, experiencing stop-and-go traffic, and carrying heavy cargo are all characteristics of severe driving. Severe driving can also be compounded by your environment. Hot or cold weather, mountainous or rough roads, and dusty or salty environments can all affect your vehicle. Because of these innumerable factors, adhering to a rigid service schedule can keep your vehicle operating at maximum efficiency for years to come.