MAINTENANCE

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.

  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 4,000 miles for snynthetic blend, and 5,000 miles for synthetic oil

  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles*.

  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles* or 3 Years*.

  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles*.

  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.

  • Replace your air filter  and cabin filter every 15,000 miles*.

      TUNING & BRAKES

 

What are the benefits of a properly maintained braking system?

  • Safety

  • Firm and steady pedal feel

  • Peace of mind

  • Consistent stopping under repeated hard braking conditions

  • Even braking

  • Longer brake system component and friction material life

  • Smooth stopping

  • Air Conditioning

    A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner's manual for location and replacement interval

  • Cooling System

    The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 36 months*. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically.

  • Windshield Wipers

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

  • Lights

    Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.

  • Brakes

    Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. 

  • Battery

    Batteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. 

      WHEELS & SUSPENSION
 

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles 

  • Check your tire pressures.  Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. 

Can you spot the symptoms of a worn suspension system?

If you notice any of the following things while driving, it's a sign you may need maintenance soon:

  • Excessive bouncing

  • Loss of tire contact with the road

  • Excessive or uneven tire wear

  • A decrease in your vehicle’s handling or braking

  • Vibration or noise

  • Fluid leaks in your vehicle’s shocks

  • Dents, holes or damage to any of your vehicle’s shock components

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