I own a Light Sport Aircraft – Is it important to carry out maintenance per Manufactures Schedule?
Short answer - YES!
Whilst you might think otherwise and treat the love of your life (Aircraft) like your car its nowhere near as forgiving. And given that LSA are designed and built to a lower standard than normal aircraft one might even argue its even more important to get the beast in tip top condition.
OK its only your backside that's involved. Or is it? What about the general public, I doubt they would be too impressed if you drop into their lounge room unannounced. And there again what about your family and friends.
Do your required maintenance and servicing "At or before" its scheduled time, not "when you remember to do it".
Then of course there's the legal guys, God bless them. Don't make life too easy for them.