The Star Auto Service
900 E Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75081 972.231.2886

Simple Answers Service Intervals

Question:
I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help!

The Star Auto Service Answer:
The simple answer for Richardson 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 The Star Auto Service in Richardson sympathizes with Richardson 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 (5,000 kilometers) to 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers). This big range comes from engine design and recommended types of oil - so Richardson residents really do need to read 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 for Richardson 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 Richardson conditions that are harsher than average. Your owner's manual may have a modified schedule for “severe service" - things like extreme TX temperatures, towing, hauling heavy loads around GARLAND, short trips, stop-and-go conditions, etc.

Consult your owner's manual or talk with your The Star Auto Service service advisor about your driving situation and adjust your service intervals accordingly.

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The Star Auto Service
900 E. Beltline Rd.
Richardson, TX 75081
9722312886
http://www.thestarautoservice.com