SERVING ENGLEWOOD AND DENVER, COLORADO
After oil changes, scheduled maintenance is the most common reason people bring their cars in to be serviced. Scheduled maintenance is the recommended services you should perform on your car to keep it running in an optimal condition. Some scheduled maintenance tasks involve performing actual work on the car, while other tasks are simply inspections to ensure that components are not damaged or likely to fail. Performing scheduled maintenance is important to ensure your car remains under warranty for the full period.
If your car is due for scheduled maintenance, please call us or schedule an appointment online at Auto Lab in Englewood, CO today.
Purpose of Scheduled Maintenance
Parts in your car are subject to stress and wear every time you drive. Over time, this stress and wear can cause damage to important car systems. These systems can then fail, leading your car to have a breakdown, which can be inconvenient or even put you at risk if the breakdown occurs at a high rate of speed or at a bad time.
To prevent these types of breakdowns, the manufacturer recommends maintenance at regular intervals that can replace components and fluid expected to wear over this period of time and inspect components that are not necessarily expected to wear, but may experience wear.
What Does Scheduled Maintenance Include?
The tasks included in scheduled maintenance will vary with the make and model of your car. You can look in your owner’s manual to see them, and we have them in our database so we know exactly what should be done.
Typical items that are included in scheduled maintenance include:
- Ball joints
- Brake system, including:
- Engine cooling system hoses & clamps
- Exhaust system
- Parking brake
- Steering linkage
- Timing and serpentine belts
- Air cleaner
- Cabin air filter
- Automatic transmission fluid
- Engine oil & filter
- Fuel filter
Scheduled Maintenance and Your Car’s Warranty
Every car comes with a warranty that is a guarantee from the manufacturer that your car will be free of defects for a given period of time. Exactly what’s covered under your car’s warranty will depend on the type of car you purchased. If a covered component fails during the warranty period, the manufacturer will perform repairs on that component at their expense. If you have questions about your warranty, we can go over it with you.
If you want to keep your car’s warranty intact, you have to follow the car’s maintenance schedule. If you don’t follow the maintenance schedule, and a component fails, you may end up being responsible for that repair.
We can perform scheduled maintenance in accordance with the terms of your warranty and make sure your car stays covered for the entire period.
If you want to take your car in for maintenance to Auto Lab in Englewood, CO, please schedule an appointment online.