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Service vs. Maintenance – What’s The Difference?

Getting your car serviced is different from getting regular maintenance done. I am just going to preface this blog with that. Essentially, maintenance is what you get regularly done on your vehicle to make sure it stays in fighting form. Maintenance is something that’s scheduled – like an oil change – whereas service is when you need something specific fixed or tuned up that’s outside of your regular maintenance schedule. It’s a really tiny distinction but it’s important. If you don’t get regular maintenance on your vehicle, you’ll probably have to get it serviced more, and those services will be more expensive than normal.

Maintenance of your car works the same way as taking care of your body – if you take your vitamins regularly, eat healthy, exercise, and take care of yourself, you won’t have to go to the doctor’s as often, and you’re at a lower risk of getting a disease or serious illness. The same applies to cars! You should stick to a regular maintenance plan because making sure you get your oil changes, tire rotations, and other inspections done regularly means that you won’t have to get things fixed as often.