Corrective maintenance means any unforeseen services deriving from breakdowns or wear and tear in the car.
These occur when a component has a fault and needs to be replaced and there is no given or recommended timeframe for its replacement. Generally speaking, it is carried out in cases of extreme need when a part has a defect or wear and tear which was not foreseen, mainly owing to a lack of scheduled/preventive maintenance.
It is maintenance which is necessary and mandatory, though it may not be the most advantageous in terms of working life, costs and safety. They are regularly more serious problems which require immediate repair, usually involving higher costs deriving from an immediate, urgent need of replacement.
It is vital to carry out preventive maintenance scheduled by the manufacturer so as not to run the risk of, when the car enters the workshop, there being a need for replacement of more components than those indicated in the intervention at issue.