Congratulations on deciding to invest in a brand new Chevrolet car, truck or SUV! With many options available, Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC is very excited you selected a vehicle from the Chevy brand! As you begin to enjoy your Chevy Silverado or Equinox, the next area to pay close attention to is protecting your investment through regularly scheduled maintenance visits to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, ready for your next open road.
At Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC in Mitchell, we’re happy to be able to offer expert maintenance and service for all drivers in the Sioux Falls area. Our factory trained experts are equipped to handle your regularly scheduled maintenance, including your complimentary first two years of Chevy maintenance on site. Of course, your maintenance needs extend far beyond that, and include the life of your vehicle. In the information below, we’ve outlined maintenance tasks you need to keep your vehicle running in like-new condition for a long, long time to come.
Your vehicle requires attention just to keep running. You can’t just keep driving until it falls apart! Well, you can keep driving until your car falls apart, but it will be a lot sooner than you think if you don’t perform basic maintenance. Neglecting your basic maintenance is not safe for you and your family, and it’s no good for your bank account either. Maintenance helps prevent more costly major repairs in the long run.
Some of the most important maintenance tasks include:
Follow your Chevy’s maintenance schedule and you’ll end up with a vehicle that is not only more reliable, but safer and more efficient as well. Our team at Vern Eide GM often is asked what the difference is between our certified technicians and regular mechanics.
As part of the research and information we seek to provide, we reviewed this article which outlines the following information regarding properly maintaining your Chevy vehicle. Chevrolet encourages owners to properly maintain their vehicles and warrant them for a period of 3-years/36,000 miles for any vehicle defect. But that just covers a defect, not regular maintenance.
The division used to offer “Chevrolet Complete Care,” which for 2-years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first, covered up to two oil changes and tire rotation. Starting with 2019 models, Chevrolet will cover your first required maintenance, within the first year of vehicle delivery (leased or bought) which consists of an oil change, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection. Corvette owners will receive two maintenance visits within the first 12 months, while Chevy Bolt EV owners will receive tire-rotation and a multi-point vehicle inspection.
Despite receiving those included services, Chevrolet recommends following the service schedule as outlined in the owner’s manual. They include oil changes based on your Chevrolet’s Engine Oil Life System that will alert you within 600 miles of a scheduled 7,500-mile oil change interval. With the system, a computer looks at a combination of factors including engine revolutions, temperature, and miles driven to track the useful oil life that remains. This scheduled service will also include a tire rotation and a multi-point vehicle inspection. Driven under optimal conditions, the oil life may be extended out to 12 months/12,000 miles, whichever comes first. At the same time, we recommend an all-wheel alignment to keep your Chevrolet tracking straight and true.
The rest of the service schedule comes directly from the Owner’s Manual. Here are just a few examples of service highlights:
At every service, Chevrolet service technicians and mechanics at Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC near Sioux Falls will perform a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. At this point, they inspect certain aspects of your vehicle including battery condition, wheel alignment and tire wear, brake wear, windshield wiper wear, and connectivity status to OnStar.
At Vern Eide Buick GMC, we're all about making things fun, fast and easy - and that includes scheduling service for your new or used Chevy! Use our easy form to schedule your service appointment in just seconds. If you have received service from us in the past, simply put in your VIN or phone number and we can pull up your contact information, vehicle information and more. If it's your first time getting service from us, it's still easy to book an appointment. Don't forget to view our Chevy service specials before you come in - and bring in your coupon or show it on your device to redeem your offer!