Automakers have the best understanding of the vehicles they roll out. Typically, the manufacturer will prescribe a vehicle maintenance schedule to ensure that your vehicle operates optimally. This type of car maintenance is referred to as factory scheduled maintenance or 30/60/90K vehicle maintenance.

The car has different systems and components that require maintenance after a specific period. 30K, 60K, and 90K miles are the most important parameters to tell you that you need to service a particular component. They are the easiest-to-remember mileage thresholds, and taking the car for maintenance after hitting each milestone can significantly improve your car's functional lifespan.

What to Expect During 30/60/90K Car Maintenance

When you take your car for factory scheduled maintenance, the technician will perform several check-ups on various components, depending on the specific mileage attained. Generally, the maintenance and inspection routine during the check-up involves changes in filter systems, car fluid inspections, and an in-depth visual inspection to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary.

While most modern vehicles will have received most of the required scheduled maintenance by the time they hit 90,000 miles, other vehicle parts may not need any scheduled maintenance until the car reaches a 120,000+ mileage. Examples of these parts include the Timing Belt. Once all the components at each mileage interval have been inspected and service, you'll revert to a maintenance routine similar to the 30/60/90K timetable. The schedule might include additional repairs, replacements, and maintenance services, typically associated with high-mileage cars.

Auto Services Offered During a Factory Scheduled Maintenance

If you observe your vehicle's 30/60/90K maintenance schedule, you'll notice that the mechanic will service various components and systems. They include the following:

  • Car fluid changes (power steering fluid, engine oil, coolant fluid, and transmission fluid)
  • Inspections, repairs, and replacements of car filters, including air, cabin, and fuel filters
  • 4x4 wheel-tire rotation and computer spin balance; Inspection and changes in tire pressure
  • Spark plugs and timing belts (at higher mileages)
  • General visual inspections on the lights, brakes, fuel systems, and tires, among others
  • A car's road test

If you need factory vehicle maintenance performed, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!

Written by Fadely's Auto Masters