Service Intervals

Service Intervals

I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help!

Griesbach Auto Service INC. Answer:
The simple answer for Weston and Wausau residents is to follow the vehicle's recommended service intervals listed in your owner's manual or in your service center's database. But the teams at Griesbach Auto Service INC. in Weston and Wausau sympathizes with residents because of the confusing intervals for modern vehicles.

The days of simple rules of thumb that applied to most vehicles are long gone. For example, let's look at an oil change: manufacturers' recommendations run anywhere from every 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) to 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers). This big range comes from engine design and recommended types of oil - so Weston and Wausau residents really do need to read and follow the recommendations for their specific vehicle.

Your owner's service manual will have a schedule for maintenance services and inspections.

Service items include:
Tire rotation, wheel balancing, oil change, coolant service, transmission service, brake system, power steering system, fuel system, differential service and transfer case service.

Inspections will include:
Alignment check, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, axles, exhaust, tires, lights emissions, belts and hoses and steering.

It's for Weston and Wausau residents to remember there is no exception that would make it OK to extend an interval. These intervals already assume "best case" conditions for a safe margin of error. However, you may live or drive in Weston or Wausau conditions that are harsher than average. Your owner's manual may have a modified schedule for “severe service" - things like extreme WI temperatures, (hot or cold) towing, hauling heavy loads around Wausau, short trips, stop-and-go conditions, etc.

Consult your owner's manual or talk with your Griesbach Auto Service INC. service advisor about your driving situation and adjust your service intervals accordingly.

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