Auto Service at SPRINT MOTORSPORTS: Differences Between Minor and Major Car Service Explained

Auto Service at SPRINT MOTORSPORTS: Differences Between Minor and Major Car Service Explained

At SPRINT MOTORSPORTS, you always get great service, but do you know the differences between minor and major services performed on your car?

Depending on your automobile make and model, the factory guidelines may vary for when you should bring your vehicle in for minor or major service. The difference between minor and major service is big. To make sure, you should check the car handbook for what is involved in each service.

Minor services

Typically, minor services are generally performed at 7,500, 15,000, 45,000 and 75,000 miles while major services are performed at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 mile intervals. Changing engine oil and filter/s is always a necessary service on both minor and major service intervals.

While it varies by make and model, minor services generally include: changing the oil and oil filter, an inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes and emissions.

Major services

Major services generally include all minor services plus the replacement of various filters and spark plugs.
Depending on make and model the timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s recommended replacement interval. Other specified major services related to the fuel delivery, emissions and ignition systems.
The major services are not that often, and should be done not just for the warranty but for your safety, and the re-sale price of your vehicle.

Regardless if you are coming in for minor or major service at SPRINT MOTORSPORTS you can expect Multi-Point Inspection Report as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. On this report, we check off the green, yellow and red boxes that relate to your fluid levels, engine management, battery health, brakes and brake linings, tire tread depth and wear patterns, and overall maintenance. This inspection sheet will let you know how your vehicle is performing and will guide you to recommendations for your next service.

To schedule an appointment for major or minor automotive service, please contact service@sprint-motorsports.com or 408-831-3730. We welcome you to stop by our shop at 2099 S 10th St Unit 40, San Jose, CA 95112. If you have any questions about your car’s performance or maintenance, don’t be shy about asking our friendly staff for assistance.