LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter Discusses Basic Car Service vs. Full Car Service
Timely Chevy service is important for getting the most out of your car. Sometimes basic car service is necessary, and other times full car service is more appropriate. Which one you need depends on several factors.
What is Basic Car Service?
Basic car service, also known as preventive maintenance, is the more frequent of these two service types. Basic car service for your new Chevy vehicle touches on all of the main automotive systems.
For example, we’ll change the oil and oil filter in the engine, as well as top off all of the car’s fluids, including the wiper fluid and antifreeze. We’ll also inspect the lights, wipers, and tires – and in the latter case, we’ll rotate the tires if we feel this is beneficial.
Basic car service happens every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, so it’s likely you’ll bring your car to LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter at least a couple of times a year.
What is Full Car Service?
Full car service is a more comprehensive approach than basic car service. It also happens less often – for example, every 12,000 miles and 24,000 miles instead of every 5,000 miles. It is likely though that some or all of your car’s basic service needs will also be administered as part of full car service.
For instance, at your car’s 24,000-mile service appointment the team at our Chevy dealership in Dexter, MI will provide basic service plus additional services such as new filters and a comprehensive suspension check. Meanwhile, when the odometer reaches 48,000 miles, we’ll likely need to replace your car’s brake pads and shoes, as well as the brake rotors. At this interval, a new battery is also a possibility.
As your car gets older, full car service becomes broader and even more important. At a certain point, usually around 75,000 miles, your vehicle will need new hoses and a new timing belt. Moreover, new spark plugs will be installed at around the 85,000-mile mark so that your car continues to start safely and promptly.
Get Professional Car Service Today
Regular basic car service and full car service are integral to long, prosperous car ownership. Ensure you get the most out of your car by scheduling service with us today and taking advantage of our latest Chevy service specials.