On older vehicles, the 90,000 mile service is commonly the third major service. On many newer vehicles with extended life fluids and spark plugs, this can be the first major service.
What to Expect
- In addition to all that is performed at the intermediate service, the 90,000 mile service is where you may start seeing the replacement of additional fluids like the automatic transmission fluid (and filter, if equipped), engine coolant, and differential fluid.
- Some vehicles will require replacement of the timing belt and/or a valve adjustment
- Some vehicles will require replacement of the spark plugs
- A more comprehensive checklist of inspections may also be included. Each shop and vehicle manufacturer may vary the actions performed, so be sure to refer the maintenance schedule in your owners manual.
- If this service is performed at the dealership, they should also take care of any necessary recalls. To check for recalls, click here.
Additional Repairs That May Be Necessary
- Brake pad replacement
- Tire replacement
- Drive belt replacement
- Shock absorber/strut replacement
- Engine coolant hose replacement
Service intervals may vary between auto manufacturers. Please consult your owners manual for service information related to your specific vehicle.