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Recommended Maintenance Services and Tech Chat



Air Conditioning - Check before and after summer cooling season.

Air Filter - Every year or 15,000 miles, more frequent if driving in dusty conditions

Battery - Check with every oil change. Cables should be attached securely and be free of corrosion.

Belts & Hoses - Inspect monthly. Replace every 3 years or when worn, cracked, glazed or frayed.

Coolant (Anti-Freeze) - Check every six months, more frequently depending upon climate and driving conditions. Change every 2 years or 30,000 miles.

Muffler/Exhaust System - Check every 10,000 miles or yearly.

Oil and Filter Change, Lube - Every 3,000 miles, or 3 months. Depending upon driving conditions; sooner if heavy stop and go traffic of hilly terrain. Check oil every other fill-up.

Power Steering Fluid - Check monthly.

Rear Differential Service (Rear Wheel Drive) - Every 60,000 miles or 4 years.

Shocks/Struts - Check every 20,000 miles or 2 years.

Tire Rotation - Every 6 months or 5,000 miles. Rotate the tires from front to rear noting tire rotation if indicated on the tire sidewall. Keep tires inflated to recommended pressure.

Transmission Fluid & Service - Check monthly. Varies with driving style and load on the vehicle. Approximately every 20-30,000 miles. More frequent if towing, or live in a mountainous region.

Tune-up - Once a year or every 10,000 miles

Wheel Alignment - Check every 10,000 miles or once a year.

Wiper Blades & Washer Fluid - Keep blades in good condition. Replace yearly or more often if worn, Keep fluid bottle filled.

Always refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual for the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Perform regular preventative maintenance to keep your vehicle in peak condition and save costly repairs later.


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