Do you have to follow a car maintenance schedule?

What happens if I don't follow the maintenance schedule for my car? I know that you're supposed to follow a maintenance schedule when you buy a car, but when I look at the schedule, it seems excessive.

“You don’t have to follow a car’s routine maintenance, but it’s highly suggested.
The reason that you should follow it is because it will keep your car in the best shape possible. Furthermore, it ensures that you’re getting regular inspections to help avoid big surprises as a result of a lack of maintenance or inspections.
In addition, proper maintenance can help you avoid having to purchase a costly used car warranty, as well as maintain the resale value of your vehicle.
So do you have to follow the schedule? No. Should you? Absolutely.
Most of the repairs and maintenance you do for your vehicle will not be covered by your car insurance policy, unless the repairs need to be done as a result of a car accident.
That said, it’s always a good idea to review your policy to ensure you’re not overpaying. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you’re paying the lowest rates for the best coverage, try using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your policy every six months and shops for the best deals. And if you need to switch policies to save money, Jerry does all the paperwork for you, so you can save money and time. And the best part–Jerry does all of this for free.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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