What if my car is under warranty?
Typically when your vehicle is less than 3 years old or has less than 36,000 miles, you are still in the warranty period. This means any engine or mechanical problems are covered by the manufacturer. However, this does not apply to scheduled car maintenance items. You still have to pay for maintenance items like brake pads and rotor replacement, oil and filter changes, tire rotations and other routine services. When the warranty period is over, routine car maintenance usually becomes more involved and more expensive.
What should I do when I need to bring my car in for scheduled maintenance?
Before bringing your car in for service, you should review your owner’s manual to find all of the scheduled maintenance items which need to be performed at your vehicle’s age or mileage level. Dealerships will present you with a list of “dealer recommended” car maintenance services on top of your scheduled maintenance. Their recommendations will not be the same as they are in your owner’s manual, and they can be very expensive repairs.
At Virginia Tire & Auto we service all major automotive brands, and we can perform scheduled car maintenance on any make and model based on the manufacturer recommendations. We only recommend services as stated in your owner’s manual. These car maintenance services include oil changes, spark plug replacements, brake services, timing belt services and more. Schedule an appointment today, and we will help keep your car maintenance right on schedule!