Manufacturer Scheduled Services in Berkeley
At Oceanworks in Berkeley, we highly recommend following the manufacturer’s schedule of services. Regular maintenance of your vehicle will give you peace of mind along with a car that will take you where you need to go, and will perform as expected. Regular maintenance also helps to obtain maximum value for your car when you decide to sell it.
Every vehicle manufacturer creates a recommended schedule of services – what parts or vehicle systems should be serviced at what time or mileage interval. When you bring your vehicle to our Berkeley auto repair shop, we look up your particular make and model in a database that tells us exactly what the manufacturer recommends.
Over time, car components wear out. Others may no longer have correct chemical properties – like the engine oil, or brake fluid. Filters need to be replaced, power steering fluid may need to be topped off or replaced, belts and hoses turn brittle with time.
Manufacturers test their vehicles and create a schedule of recommended services. They may include air filter replacement, tire rotation, brake pad, and brake caliper inspection, checking all hoses, testing brake fluid for water content, replacing transmission fluid after 2 years or 30,000 miles, cooling system inspection, a/c check, to name just a few.
Typically a minor service is performed every 7,500 miles – its primary goal is to replace engine oil and engine oil filter, as regular oil and filter changes prolong engine life. The big services are usually performed at 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 90,000 miles – typically you will need to leave your car at the shop for an entire day. Vehicles that have a timing belt will require a timing belt change around 100,000 miles. Typically the water pump is changed along with the timing belt.
Following the manufacturer's recommended schedule of services will help to keep your car reliable and on the road. If you are not sure what services should be performed next, give us a call. We can check the service database and let you know exactly what your vehicle needs.
So bring your vehicle to Oceanworks in Berkeley for the next service, your vehicle will be cared for by our nationally certified technicians, while our friendly staff will take good care of you. With every service we also provide:
- 2 year / 24,000 miles warranty
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your vehicle
- In most cases, same-day service
We offer online appointments for your convenience, or simply call us at the shop to make an appointment.