We know you've probably been told many times as a vehicle owner that you need to stay on top of your vehicle's maintenance. However, it is always easier said than done. When it comes down to it, it's probably not that you don't want to take care of your car, but it can be difficult to remember to get into the shop with your busy schedule.
When it comes to understanding what your car needs and when, the best source is your car's manufacturer. You can check your car's owner's manual for more information on the recommended maintenance intervals. This will help guide you on what services you should be getting done to protect the overall integrity of your car and to save you money on repairs over time.
Now that you have the right guide for maintenance, how do you remember when to get them done? Here are our tips on how to keep track of vehicle maintenance:
- Create calendar reminders on your phone. If you're having trouble trying to figure out mileage, the typical mileage per month for a driver is around 1,000 miles. So if you need a service every 3,000 miles, schedule out that service every 3 months with a reminder. Do this for all major services outlined in your owner's manual.
- Write down your vehicle's service intervals in your planner or journal, and add their due dates into our calendar.
- If you have a newer vehicle, your car will probably let you know when a service is due. Don't ignore this message, and bring your car into the shop!
- When you bring your vehicle into Victory Auto Service & Glass, we help you keep track of your services and send you email reminders of when your next service is due so that you never miss out on vital maintenance.
We hope that these tips will be helpful when it comes to keeping tracking of your vehicle's maintenance. For all of your vehicle's maintenance needs, don't hesitate to stop by Victory Auto Service & Glass or give us a call today!