Severe Driving In Duncan

Most Duncan motorists know that their owner’s manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance. Things like oil changes, transmission service and so on. They say you should change your oil every so many miles or after so many months. Duncan people understand this very well. Severe Driving In DuncanWhat they may not know is that there are actually two service schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. The mileage and time intervals are lower on the severe service schedule.
Now when you hear “severe service”, you may think it doesn’t apply to you because you don’t feel your driving conditions are severe or extreme – it’s just normal everyday driving around Duncan. At Advantage Auto, we discuss the conditions that manufacturers classify as severe so that you can make the judgment on your own driving.
  • Most trips are less than four miles
  • Most trips are less than ten miles and outside temperatures are below freezing in Duncan
  • You drive in very hot SC weather
  • Driving at low speed most of the time (under 55 mph)
  • Stop and go driving
  • Operating your vehicle in dusty, polluted or muddy conditions
  • You tow a trailer, regularly carry heavy loads or carry a car-top carrier on your minivan
Most Duncan drivers operate under severe driving conditions at least some of the time. How do you know which schedule to follow for your minivan?
Carefully think about your driving conditions and decide if you should do your preventive maintenance closer to the severe service recommendation or the regular recommendation. Of course, your Advantage Auto advisor can help you with your decision.
At Advantage Auto in Greer SC (29651) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 864.801.1810. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit