For most people, a primary vehicle is one of the most significant assets they have. A new vehicle is a big investment, and most people finance the purchase and make a substantial payment every month. Reliability is the main reason consumers choose a new or low-mileage certified pre-owned vehicle, and keeping up on scheduled maintenance helps keep that vehicle reliable.
There are other benefits to performing maintenance on the manufacturer's recommended schedule. Bringing the vehicle in for maintenance allows the manufacturer's dealer service center to perform any outstanding recall repairs and apply any technical updates. Also, keeping a full maintenance history helps with resale value and makes selling that vehicle easier when the time comes.