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What Can Happen If You Don’t Keep Up With Your Car’s Factory Maintenance Schedule

Most vehicles come with a factory maintenance schedule nowadays. This guide is a complete list of maintenance items along with their suggested time frames of when you should have them done throughout the lifetime of owning the vehicle. They are specific for your car’s exact make, age, and model.


Your car’s maintenance schedule can cover anything and everything, including oil changes, spark plug replacements, and timing belt changes. You can find it in the owner’s manual. However, most automakers have them published online too. It is imperative that you stay on top of this schedule if you want your vehicle to last as long as possible. 


While you are not forced to follow your maintenance schedule for the tea, it is highly recommended that you do so. After all, the guide is made by the very own people who made and built your vehicle. In some cases, you have to follow the schedule to keep your warranty with the manufacturer valid. 


You might wonder, “what can happen if I don’t follow it”. If you don’t service your car as recommended by the automaker, you could be faced with a lot of car trouble down the line and a lot sooner than you may think. As a result, you may experience the following consequences:

  • High repair costs
  • Decrease in fuel economy
  • Shorter engine and vehicle lifespan
  • Poor resale value
  • Unsafe driving conditions

It’s not too late to take care of your investment. If you need help staying on track of your vehicle’s factory-recommended maintenance, look no further than One Stop Auto Care. We’ve been using top-quality parts and fluids and the latest equipment since 1989. Please give us a call or schedule your next appointment online with us today.