Scheduled Maintenance Services:

True: Advances in automotive technology have resulted in vehicles that are better built and longer lasting; but no matter what the dealer's commercial may promise, they are not maintenance-free and parts do wear down. To ensure peak performance and that you get years of trouble-free driving, your manufacturer has developed a recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle, which is outlined in your owner's manual.

When should my car have Scheduled Maintenance?

There are two types of maintenance services - minor and major. Minor services are generally performed at 5,000, kilometre intervals while major services are performed at 50,000, 65,000, 80,000 95,000 and thereafter at 15,000 kilometre intervals, while continuing minor servicing at 5,000 kilometre intervals.

What are "minor services"?

While it varies by make and model, minor services generally include:

  • Changing the oil and oil filter.
  • Lubricating the chassis if it has not been factory sealed.
  • An inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes, cooling system and emissions.
  • Tire rotation (some manufacturers recommend as a part of a minor service).
  • Full safety inspection bumper to bumper.

What are "major services"?

While it varies by make and model, major services generally include:

  • All minor service items as above.
  • The full inspection of all the vehicle systems & replacement of various filters, fluids, wipers and spark plugs.
  • Timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s recommended replacement interval.
  • Other specified major services related to the fuel delivery, emissions and ignition systems.
  • Full safety inspection bumper to bumper.

Will your service validate my warranty?

Scheduled maintenance service must be completed in order to keep your warranty valid, and Footscray Auto Care is authorized to perform most of the services recommended by each manufacturer.

Footscray Auto Care strongly advises that you have maintenance services performed based on the manufacturer’s suggested schedule. Additional services may also be recommended based on our inspection of the vehicle and industry standards.

All works performed and parts used by Footscray Auto Care are guaranteed for 12 months, giving you great peace of mind!