Thank-you. Seems like people often recommend preventive maintenance at a frequency more often than that recommended by the car's mfg. It is often said that oil changes should be at 3000 mile intervals, but I don't think any car company recommends that - unless the car is being used as a taxi.
I don't want to scrimp at routine service because neglecting these may cost more in the long run, but unneeded service costs money too.
As an aside, I discovered last evening - while changing my oil - that I have a transmission fluid leak. Dealer's Service Dept checked it this morning and said I have a leaking output shaft seal. They have to order the part. I'll keep an eye on the transmission fluid level till it is repaired next week.
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 9:57 AM