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What is Factory Scheduled Maintenance?

Factory Scheduled MaintenanceFactory Scheduled Maintenance is a list of maintenance items, that your car's manufacturer recommend be completed usually every 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, 90,000 miles or more. These intervals and the maintenance items they recommend vary by the make and model of your vehicle, so it's best to check your car's owner's manual for more details.

Each interval has some basic maintenance involved (oil change, etc.), as well as, more detailed inspections of fluids, filters, spark plugs, and wear and tear. The manufacturer sets these guidelines to get the best possible performance based on normal driving conditions. The bottom line: having your car's scheduled maintenance completed can prevent long-term and costly damage down the road. When you bring your vehicle in for it's factory scheduled maintenance, we're able to catch a smaller problem before it becomes a major problem - saving your money and time.

Speaking of "normal driving conditions," if you live in the Alexandria, VA area, where there is a lot of stop-and-go traffic and extreme weather events, you are likely not driving under normal driving conditions. Because of this, you may need to bring your vehicle in for it's scheduled maintenance more often. Check to see if your owner's manual has a schedule for "severe driving conditions" (sounds dramatic, we know) and if not, please feel free to stop and we can help you figure out the proper schedule.   

It's also important to know that you do not have to go to the dealership to have your factory scheduled maintenance completed. Independent automotive service centers like Yates Automotive can complete your factory scheduled maintenance without voiding your warranty. Some other reasons to bring your car to Yates Automotive for it's scheduled maintenance?

  • Save Time: Take all of your cars to one location close to home. We service all makes and models.
  • Convenient: We're conveniently located next to Braddock Rd. Metro and we provide free shuttle service or loaner cars (when available).
  • Honest & Dependable: We have been servicing Alexandria since 1964, have excellent online reviews, we are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner and have earned the Better Business Bureau's A+ rating.
  • Bonus: A FREE hand car wash with every service.

Learn more about what factory scheduled maintenance is and why it's important in the video below from the Car Care Council.

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