If you were to look at the age of your car in miles and compare it to the human lifespan, here is a general timeline. When your car is brand new, it’s like a sweet little baby. When your car reaches 15,000 miles, it’s in grade school. By the time your vehicle hits 30,000 miles it is a fast-growing teenager. When your car has reached 60,000 miles, it’s like a 30-year-old…and you know how life changes after age 30, right?
There are certain items that MUST be inspected or changed in order for your vehicle to continue having a long and healthy lifespan.
The 60,000 Mile Service
At five years or 60,000 miles after purchase, the third major scheduled maintenance service is required. As you would expect, it is a little more intensive than the 30,000-mile service, but not much. Following is a listing of the 60,000-mile service maintenance schedule. It is typical of most cars.
- Air filter
- Cabin filter
- Engine oil and filter
*Automatic or manual transmission fluid
*This is the only difference between the 30K and 60K services.
- Rotate tires
- Brakes and traction controls
- Constant velocity joint boots
- Drive belts
- Exhaust system
- Fuel supply line
- Parking brake system
- Steering and suspension
So, when thinking about your vehicle reaching 60,000 miles, it’s a major milestone. There are certain items that MUST be inspected or changed in order for your vehicle to continue having a long and healthy lifespan. If you don’t take care of your vehicle’s 60,000-mile service, don’t be surprised if you find yourself with an inoperable vehicle on the side of the road…and that’s not a fun experience.
When in doubt, follow the guidelines set in your owner’s manual for a complete 60,000-mile service checklist. Your vehicle will be road worthy for a long time when you take good care of it, and the 60,000-mile service should help your vehicle reach the mileage equivalent to middle-age and beyond.
When you bring your vehicle in for its 60,000 mile service at Kwik Kar auto care service, we provide a complete and thorough service that will keep your extended warranty valid.