Auto Repair Service

Major Service and Minor Service: What’s The Difference?

In Amelia, Ohio, the auto repair experts at Overbeck Auto Service recommend minor and major services to keep your vehicle operating smoothly and safely. The main difference between a minor and major service is the interval at which they are conducted, the type of inspections, and the number of repairs performed. For most vehicles, minor service is recommended every 7,500 miles, while major service is suggested every 30,000 miles. You should check your vehicle’s owner manual for recommendations.  

What’s Included in a Minor Service?

A minor service is an inspection, and light repairs are performed. When you bring your car to Amelia auto repair shop, our team of ASE-certified car mechanics will perform the following minor service inspections and maintenance:

  • Oil and filter change 
  • Fluid top-off
  • Filter inspections or replacements
  • Brake inspection
  • Tire rotation
  • Battery check
  • Hoses, belts, power steering, and exhaust system visual inspection
  • Wiper blades, headlights, and tail lights check. 

What’s Included in a Major Service?

A major service is a comprehensive and in-depth inspection and necessary repairs.  Major service at Overbeck’s includes:

  • Oil and filter change
  • Filter replacements
  • Flush and replace fluids
  • Replace worn hoses, belts, spark plugs, etc.
  • Brake service and repair
  • Inspect and rotate tires
  • Check for leaks and corrosion 
  • Battery and charging system test

Understanding the difference between minor and major services can help you make an informed decision regarding preventive maintenance.

If you have additional questions, call us or bring your car to Overbeck’s car repair shop in Amelia, Ohio. Our auto mechanic team will answer your questions and determine the best maintenance schedule to keep your vehicle safe, reliable, and efficient.

Kirk Sporman