Severe Driving in Weston and Wausau

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance. Weston and Wasuau drivers can check on things like oil changes, transmission service and so on. They say you should change your oil after driving a certain distance or after so many months. Weston and Wausau drivers understand this very well. What they may not know is that there are actually two service schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. The distance and time intervals are lower on the severe service schedule.

Now when you hear “severe service”, you may think it doesn't apply to you because you don't feel your driving conditions are severe or extreme – it's just normal everyday driving. So let's list some of the conditions that classify as severe so that Weston and Wausau drivers can make the judgment on their own driving.

• Most trips are less than four miles (six kilometers)
• Most trips are less than nine miles/fifteen kilometers and outside 
Weston temperatures are below freezing
• You drive in very hot weather in WI

• Driving at low speed most of the time around the Wausau area (under 55 mph/90 kph)
• Stop and go driving
• Operating your vehicle in dusty, polluted or muddy 
Weston conditions
• You tow a trailer, regularly carry heavy loads or carry a car-top carrier


Most of us in Weston and Wausau operate under severe driving conditions at least some of the time. How do we know which car maintenance schedule to follow?

Carefully think about your driving conditions and decide if you should do your preventive maintenance closer to the severe service recommendation or the regular recommendation. Of course, your friendly and knowledgeable Griesbach Auto Service INC. can help you with your decision. 

Give us a call.

Griesbach Auto Service INC.
5910 Mesker Street / 4302 Stewart Ave
Weston, WI 54476 /   Wausau, Wi. 54401
715.355.1553    /         715.203.8808