Wondering what to expect in the way of service and maintenance services as your vehicle approaches 30, 60, 90k miles of travel? You’ve come to the right place to find out.Because every driver is different, the recommended servicing times in your owner’s manual are only a calculated estimate about when your vehicle might be due for servicing and maintenance.
Most city drivers are hard on their vehicles with all the starting and stopping, idling and braking, swerving and accident avoidance that comes with the territory. So you may need to service your vehicle more often than the manual recommends.
Major Mileage Service Appointments are similar to annual physical exams provided by a professional physician. They times to have your car thoroughly inspected and serviced or repaired as needed. A lot of shops like to take the menu pricing approach, giving quotes before actually seeing your car. Not here. Most of your vehicle’s annual service cost includes inspecting, servicing and repairing your car based on what we find when we get it on the rack.
During an annual physical exam each person has unique results. This is true of vehicles as well. One car at thirty thousand miles may need brakes, while another car at 30k may need nothing but the basic service the manufacturer recommends. That’s why we feel it’s vital to inspect the vehicle first, and then list what it needs to keep it on the road reliably for the next 30k miles. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
A reason to have the inspection first is to make sure you aren’t “doubling up” on work already done. For instance, most people will have their oil change done at a local quick lube, then take it to a repair shop for the 30, 60, 90K.
One of the first things on every list for every car at the 30/60/90K service is an oil change. Shops with “menu” type pricing will blindly replace your new oil and possibly other things on the list (air filters, etc.) which you may already have taken care of. Our service tailors your 30/60/90K inspection and repairs to your car and the way you drive it. No cookie-cutter, one-size-fits all malarkey, here. Period.
Please take a few moments and watch some of the videos below that will visually help explain some of the components replaced or serviced during an inspection service.
POWER STEERING FLUID
CABIN AIR FILTER
COOLANT / ANTIFREEZE
When you notice anomalies before you reach the designated 30/60/90K pit stop times, don’t simply ignore the symptoms; give us a call to see if what you’re noticing is significant enough that we feel you need to come see us sooner. Usually, the sooner you notice a new sound, smell or other unusual hiccup, the easier it will be on your pocketbook to fix it.
We have sufficient work to keep us going here at Chuck’s Auto Repair, thanks to several generations of loyal customers and KING TV’s Best of Washington nominations—so we’re not going to be recommending repairs or services that that aren’t genuinely needed. We’re here to make sure you’re driving a safe, comfortable car, truck or minivan; we’re not out to gouge you. We’re good neighbors, not pirates.
At Chucks, you can be sure your vehicle is being seen by AAA-approved for total car care, ASE-certified master mechanics that have been through the rigors of training, education and lots of on-the-job, in the trenches experience. Part of what we do here is making sure that only the most-qualified experts have your back.
When you approach the 30/60/90K service mileage marks, be sure to call us. We’ll take great care of you at both our North Seattle and Shoreline locations.
These guys are awesome! They did a thorough 60,000 mile service inspection and told me what needed to be done and what could wait, and were great about getting it done on my schedule.
check service pricing against the Kelly Blue book listed values and they have without fail been at or below the expected pricing. The office staff is always very patient to explain any questions you may have and also prompt in response if you leave a message after hours.
Chuck's Auto Repair - Maple Leaf
5 out of 5 stars
posted 2 months ago
Awesome service every time. They never try and sell me things I don't need, and always tell me if there is something that could be fixed but I can live without and isn't...