Car Service

What’s the Difference Between Major and Minor Service?


At Larry’s Independent Service, we can handle almost every major and minor issue that your car faces in its lifetime. Usually, minor services are done at 7,500, 15,000, 45,000 and 75,000 miles and major services should be tackled at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000-mile intervals.


To simplify it, here are services that are considered major and minor:


Minor Service:


  • Inspecting tire pressure, tire mounting and balancing

  • Checking all lubricant levels

  • Inspecting fan belts

  • Checking all filter condition

  • Testing light operations

  • Tube and hose repairs


Major Service:


  • Inspecting suspension

  • Checking gearbox condition

  • Emissions repair

  • Engine repairs

  • Oil changing and tune-ups

  • Inspect exhaust system

  • Inspecting steering components

  • Brake system repair


Most vehicles built today have complex diagnosis systems that are always monitoring the automobile and its systems for issues. Many of these vehicles have warning lights and messages that appear on the dashboard. Ultimately, it's really up to a driver to be mindful of when symptoms of car problems arise. You’ll need to be aware of suspect, sights, smells, and anything else questionable that may not have warning indicators. it's definitely time to visit professional auto mechanics when there is squawking and grinding when you hit the brake pedal. Also, clicking, tapping and knocking while the engine is running is a sign that you need to have your car looked at immediately.


The team at Larry’s Independent Service is ready, willing, and able to assist you will major and minor auto repair services. We operate with the utmost integrity and will be clear about what repairs need to be done immediately and what can wait down the line. Our highly qualified ASE-Certified auto mechanics are highly experienced and are always being trained on the most updated tools, equipment, and technology in the complex and always changing automotive industry. Clients decide to stay with us for the long term because we prove time and time again that our dedication to stellar auto repair and friendly customer service is second to none. If you’re interested in having us service your vehicle, please contact us. We are located at 25721 Taladro Circle, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.


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