Car Maintenance Guidelines

Follow the manufacturer's maintenance schedule in your owner's manual for your type of driving.

Some repair shops create their own maintenance schedules, which call for more frequent servicing than the manufacturer's recommendations. Compare shop maintenance schedules with those recommended in your car owner's manual.

Request that the repair shop or center carefully explain things to you in detail so that you completely understand why it recommends service beyond the recommended schedule. You can find other helpful advice and information regarding free online auto repair manuals.