Service Interval Information

How Often Should I Service My Car?

Have you ever had your car brake down on the side of the road, and you had wished that there was some way that you could have foreseen your car troubles? You can't predict the future, but you can make smart decisions about your car maintenance. There are four points on your vehicle's lifespan before it hits 100,000 miles that you should really be looking at your vehicle and having it inspected. These four times are when your vehicle hits 15,000 miles, 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 90,000 miles. Things can vary from vehicle to vehicle according to the manufacturer, model, and year, so you should read your user manual, but be sure to look for a few key items at each of these checkpoints.

15,000-Mile Service

Recommended Oil ChangeThere are a few things that you should have serviced at this point, but don't be too scared; these things are fairly inexpensive. First of all, you should make sure that you continue with the oil changes that you have already been doing every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Also, rotate your tires so that you can go longer without needing to replace them. And make sure that you change your air filter so that your air inside the vehicle doesn't have any allergens floating in through the heating and A/C vents

  • Oil Change - Drained and Replaced
  • Check All Fluid Levels - Top Up as Needed
  • Tires Rotated and Balanced
  • Check Air Filter - Replace as Needed

30,000-Mile Service

Tire Rotation IntervalsThe fixes at this point shouldn't be too bad, either. Have your air filter changed and tires rotated again, but also add checking your fuel filter. This piece filters the gas before it enters the engine, but if the filter becomes clogged, you will notice that your fuel pump has to work harder, especially when you're going up a hill. Finally, make sure you know what kind of spark plugs you have. The less expensive copper spark plugs don't have as long of a lifespan as the titanium and iridium ones. So it's possible that you will need to replace your copper ones soon.

  • Many of the Same Services from 15,000 Mile Interval
  • Check Brake Pads - Replace as Needed
  • Suspension and Shock Check
  • Check Fuel Filter - Replace as Needed

60,000-Mile Service

Unfortunately, this is the time that you might have more fixes. Brake pads, rotors, and brake fluids can become worn out or dirty. The pads on your brakes are needed as a cushion between the calipers on the brake system and the rotors. When the cushion is used again and again, it wears down, and then the cushion is gone. When the cushion is no longer there, the caliper can damage the rotor, and this is why both need to be checked. It's also possible that the fluid in your brake lines is no longer working optimally. Brake lines can become contaminated with debris and water, or the brake lines can leak fluid if they become corroded. To ensure that your brakes are working well, you need to have bad brake fluid replaced. Have your battery checked so that you know that you won't be stranded because your battery is dead. And you should also have your coolant and transmission fluid replaced so that your radiator stays cool and your transmission stays lubricated.

  • Many of the Same Services from 30,000 Mile Interval
  • Replace Battery as Needed
  • Inspect Brake Rotors - Replace as Needed
  • Check for Wear on Belts and Hoses - Replace as Needed

90,000-Mile Service

If you haven't changed your spark plugs yet, make sure that is on your itinerary of things to check. Also, if you didn't replace your battery, double check that, too. Rubber hoses and belts need to be replaced, or at least checked, because if they aren't replaced and they break, this can lead to expensive repairs. For instance, the timing belt can damage your engine beyond repair if the belt brakes when the motor is running. Finally, don't forget about the power steering fluid. It lubricates the parts inside your power steering so that turning the steering wheel is easy.

  • Many of the Same Services from 60,000 Mile Interval
  • Top to Bottom Inspection
  • Check Spark Plugs - Replace as Needed
  • Inspect Vehicle Safety Technology Features

For more details about your Lincoln MKC, MKZ, Continental or Navigator maintenance schedule, as well as any other model in the lineup, please consult your owner’s manual or contact Camelback Lincoln for further information.


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  • Tuesday 7am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7am-6pm
  • Thursday 7am-6pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 7am-4pm
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