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Keeping Your Chevrolet in Prime Shape - 7 Essential Maintenance Tips

Oil Change and Other Maintenance for Chevrolet Vehicles | Westside Service in Michigan

So, you're the proud owner of a Chevrolet, one of America's most iconic automotive brands. Whether you're cruising in an old-time favorite like the Impala, tackling off-road adventures with a Silverado, or zipping around town in a Malibu, maintenance is critical to keeping it running smoothly. That's why we have made this guide - tailored to those who want to keep their Chevy in good shape!

Oil Change - Are A Must

Regular oil changes are crucial for the health of your Chevy's engine. Chevrolet recommends using genuine AC Delco oil filters and Dexos-certified motor oil. Stick to the recommended oil change intervals mentioned in your owner's manual, typically every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, depending on your model and driving habits. Clean oil keeps your engine running smoothly and efficiently.

Transmission Service - For Smooth Shifting

Maintaining your transmission is essential for smooth and reliable performance. Chevrolet vehicles with automatic transmissions should have their transmission fluid and filter changed every 45,000 to 60,000 miles. For manual transmissions, check your owner's manual for specific maintenance intervals.

Brake Care - Safe Stopping

Your brakes play a critical role in safety - as you might have known by now.  Regularly inspect the brake pads and rotors for wear and tear. Chevrolet recommends brake inspections at every oil change and replacing brake pads when they are worn down to 2mm thickness. Ensure your brake fluid is at the correct level, and replace it every 45,000 miles.

Tire Maintenance - The Foundation of Handling

Proper tire maintenance is vital for handling and safety. Check your tire pressure regularly and keep it at the recommended levels specified in your owner's manual. Rotate your tires every 7,500 to 10,000 miles to ensure even wear. Remember to align your wheels if you notice uneven tire wear or your vehicle pulling to one side.

Cooling System Care - Prevent Overheating

Chevrolet vehicles have efficient cooling systems, but they still require attention. Regularly check the coolant level and condition. A 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water is recommended. Replace the coolant according to your owner's manual, usually every 100,000 miles or five years.

Air Filter Replacement - Breathing Easy

A clean air filter ensures your engine gets the air it needs for optimal performance and fuel efficiency. Chevrolet recommends checking the air filter at every oil change and replacing it if it's dirty.

Battery Health - Stay Powered Up

Check your battery's terminals and cables for corrosion and clean them if necessary. Most Chevrolet batteries have a lifespan of about 3 to 5 years, so watch for signs of a weak battery, like slow cranking or dim headlights.

Westside Service - Your best friend when it comes to maintenance, repairs, and tips! Bring your Chevy to the shop, and we will make sure that it is in the best shape possible when it leaves.

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