The key word here is "services" -- not change your automobile oil and filter and off you go. An automobile engine is a very expensive unit; it should have it’s oil and filter changed on a regular schedule to make sure the engine lasts a long time. But a vehicle is made up of many other expensive systems that also need to be checked. Importantly, you need to be sure that your auto mechanic checks the key safety items each time your vehicle is serviced. Manufacturers recommend servicing your vehicle at set intervals, and these intervals will vary depending on the type of driving you do. The same applies to determining when to change the oil and filter.