Recommended Service

Almost every manufacturer or extended warranty administrator requires that you perform some maintenance at specified mileage intervals. They generally list items you must service in order to keep your warranty valid. In most cases, our driving conditions in the Antelope Valley fall under the “severe” condition. These “required” services are listed in your owner’s manual. If you do not have the owner’s manual, we maintain an extensive data base on computer and can produce the correct service schedule for your automobile or light truck.

It has been our experience that some of these “schedules” are what we call “Minimum Required Service” and do not necessarily protect all the systems on your car. This can lead to catastrophic failures to your car - usually when it is out of warranty!

We have been collecting data since 1993 and have, in our opinion, compiled a reasonably comprehensive schedule of maintenance. It is set up in such a way that it protects your car properly and splits up the servicing so it does not all come at the same time. This schedule could be used in conjunction with, or in addition to, your factory required maintenance schedule.

Always remember that a happy, healthy, long lasting, and dependable car is never a neglected car. If you can plan out your services and their cost, you can actually put auto maintenance into your household budget and it won’t be such a burden when a major service comes up. The nationwide average for auto repair maintenance is $1200 - $1500 per automobile per year. The family car is usually the second largest investment we make -doesn’t it make sense to take care of it so you can depend on it?

the CARdoctors® of the Antelope Valley's


3 Months or 3,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 3 mo/3k miles.

12 Months or 12,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 12 mo/12k miles.

15,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 15k miles

24 Months or 24,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 24 mo/24k miles.

30,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 30k miles.

5 Years or 60,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 5 yr/60k miles.

90,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 90k miles.

120,000 Mile Service. Recommended every 120k miles.

Vehicles deteriorate with age and use. These are guidelines which have been developed by the CARdoctors® of the Antelope Valley through extensive data collection on vehicles serviced at the CARdoctors® of the Antelope Valley. They reflect the intervals at which a majority of the vehicles required routine service. These intervals may be different than those recommended in your owner’s manual as we have very special climatic conditions here in the Antelope Valley. As always, we custom tailor all services to the specific needs of each vehicle because not all vehicles were created equal. We suggest that you bring in your vehicles every 3 months or 3,000 miles for servicing. This way we can keep you and your vehicle safely and efficiently moving down the road.