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Should The Woodlands Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Rusty's Garage tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around The Woodlands are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside Texas temperatures are below freezing.3. You don't do a lot of Texas freeway driving, so you drive at low speeds most of the time.4. You drive in an area with a lot of pollution, dust, dirt, mud or slush.5. You frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads around The Woodlands or use a car-top carrier.6. The weather in your area can get very hot or very cold.Surprising, isn't it? Severe driving isn't quite what you'd envisioned.Ask yourself: "Which auto service schedule should I follow?" For some of us, it's obvious. But for m ... read more

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