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Everyone knows keeping your vehicle running in good condition involves a certain amount of maintenance. But, what you might not realize is just how important these services are and the difference between scheduled and preventive (regular) maintenance. Therefore, a brief description of both has been provided here to help you better understand the difference.
Preventive or regular maintenance includes services such as tire rotation, oil change, brake pad replacement and so on. These types of automotive services are necessary more often than scheduled maintenance.
Scheduled maintenance, on the other hand, is more extensive; it covers a broader range of internal automobile components and is required less often than preventive maintenance. For example, Timing Belt / Water Pump, Spark Plugs replacement, etc.
Each vehicle has its own maintenance needs. Therefore, your vehicle's service manual is the best way to learn how to properly maintain your car. Scheduled maintenance is based on the mileage of your vehicle. It checks engine-operating conditions and helps coordinate oil service dates, as well as other maintenance check-ups.
During such maintenance, a technician will notify you of any potential problem, but won't replace parts that don't require replacement. However, the higher the mileage on the car, the more likely that some parts will need to be replaced.
While factory scheduled maintenance may be required as part of your warranty, it doesn't mean the dealership has to conduct the maintenance. Your warranty will remain intact as long as you have the services performed by a certified automotive specialist. Thus, you can receive quality service while avoiding the premium rates charged by your dealership’s service department.
When your odometer reads a certain number of kilometres, and according to the owner’s manual, it is time for scheduled maintenance, simply contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285. Our helpful team would be more than happy to answer any queries you may have regarding your vehicle's needs or set up a service appointment for you.