Explore the benefits of preventative and factory-recommended maintenance, and make informed decisions to optimize your ride’s durability and performance. Trust the European auto experts at Motoring Specialists towards a well-maintained, worry-free journey on the road.
Whenever you want to safely and comfortably get around town, you count on your European car to come through in a big way. So, why not give back by completing all its preventative & factory-recommended maintenance on time? Doing that’ll keep your car running and driving at its best, so you can enjoy your travels to the fullest.
In many circles, “preventative maintenance” and “factory-recommended maintenance” are used interchangeably. But that’s not quite the whole story.
Although every European car is different, important maintenance tasks you may need to have done are pretty standard, including:
Regular maintenance visits also allow you to stay up-to-date on the health of your vehicle. Through the digital vehicle inspection process, your auto repair technician will show you the condition of your car and let you know about any developing issues.
Every European vehicle manufacturer clearly defines the recommended maintenance intervals and services for each vehicle in their lineup. Their recommendations vary depending on the build and include both the service and the ideal intervals.
Here are examples of typical maintenance schedules for European vehicles.
If you drive a VW, you’ll typically need to complete an oil change, tire rotation, and fluid services every 10,000 miles. Every 20,000 miles, your car will need a thorough inspection, brake service, and a replacement fuel filter. Major maintenance procedures are performed at the 40/80/120k mark.
Your BMW maintenance service schedule starts with inspections every 5,000 miles. Oil changes and coolant flushes occur every 10,000 miles, while fuel filter replacement is at 20,000 miles.
At the 30,000-mile mark, you may need to get a brake fluid flush and manual transmission fluid service. Every 60,000 miles, your car needs new air filters, brakes, and auto transmission fluid flush. You’ll also want to get your timing belt replaced at 90,000 miles.
When you come in for Mercedes maintenance service, you’ll either get Service A or Service B tasks performed. The Service A intervals kick off at 10,000 miles and repeat on an alternating schedule with Service B.
Tasks under Service A include oil changes, fluid service, tire pressure checks, and inspections. Service B includes all those maintenance tasks plus a brake fluid flush and cabin filter replacement. Additional services occur at the 30/60/90/120k intervals.
As a Jaguar owner, you can expect to come into the shop for maintenance service every 5,000 miles. These visits will center around completing an oil change, lubricating the door hinges, and inspecting all major systems.
At 15,000 miles, your technician will change the spark plugs and air filter, inspect the braking system, and grease the wheel bearings. The 30/60/90k service includes transmission flush, belt adjustments and replacement, and rear axle service.
If you own a Land Rover, you’ll need to have your basic maintenance services completed every 5,000 miles. The essential services include an oil change, tire pressure check, battery service, and chassis lubrication.
Then, every 10,000 miles, you’ll need your coolant and transmission fluid checked. Additional services are added at 15/30/45/60k miles to ensure your vehicle remains in excellent condition.
All this stuff can feel confusing, but we’re here to help. We can create the most appropriate maintenance plan for your European vehicle. After that, our team will help you find an excellent time for all your service visits and provide the ultimate auto-care experience every time.
If you want your German and European cars to stay in excellent condition through the years, preventative and factory-recommended maintenance is necessary—and we’re here to help. At Motoring Specialists Inc., we have the skills and experience to properly care for your car using the highest quality parts and fluids.