Service IntervalsFeb 19th, 2016
I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help!
Fenski Automotive Center Inc. Answer:
The simple answer for Sugar Hill residents is to follow the vehicle's recommended service intervals listed in your owner's manual or in your service center's database. But the team at Fenski Automotive Center Inc. in Sugar Hill sympathizes with Sugar Hill residents because of the confusing intervals for modern vehicles.
The days of simple rules of thumb that applied to most vehicles are long gone. For example, let's look at an oil change: manufacturers' recommendations run anywhere from every 3,000 miles to 15,000 miles. This big range comes from engine design and recommended types of oil - so Sugar Hill residents really do need to and follow the recommendations for their specific vehicle.
Your owner's service manual will have a schedule for maintenance services and inspections.
Service items include:
Tire rotation, wheel balancing, oil change, coolant service, transmission service, brake system, power steering system, fuel system, differential service, and transfer case service.
Inspections will include:
Alignment check, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, axles, exhaust, tires, lights emissions, belts and hoses, and steering.
It's important for Sugar Hill residents to remember there is no exception that would make it OK to extend an interval. These intervals already assume "best case" conditions for a safe margin of error. However, you may live or drive in Sugar Hill conditions that are harsher than average. Your owner's manual may have a modified schedule for “severe service" - things like extreme Georgia temperatures, towing, hauling heavy loads around Buford, short trips, stop-and-go conditions, etc.
Consult your owner's manual or with your Fenski Automotive Center Inc. service advisor about your driving situation and adjust your service intervals accordingly.
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Fenski Automotive Center Inc.
1010 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518