Chevy Maintenance Schedules | Chevy Service Schedules
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 this introductory period 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 to keep it running at peak performance. 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:
- Oil and oil filter changes: This affordable, regular maintenance is the best way to keep your engine in good shape. Luckily, most maintenance oil change intervals aren’t 3,000 miles anymore, but that just means you need to check your manual to find out when it’s time to visit us for an oil change.
- Brake service: Your brakes need regular attention to continue to work effectively. Your brake pads need to be periodically replaced, your brake rotors need to be resurfaced after a certain amount of wear, and your brake fluid needs to be replaced periodically.
- Tire rotation and replacement: Your tires might be one of the most important components of your vehicle. They need to be rotated regularly and replaced when worn out to preserve your vehicle's performance, reliability, safety, and efficiency.
Follow your Chevy’s maintenance schedule and you’ll end up with a vehicle that is not only more reliable, but also safer and more efficient. Our staff at Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC is often asked what the difference is between our certified technicians and regular mechanics.
- Q: What makes Chevrolet Certified Service technicians different?
- A: From oil changes to engine replacements, these automotive experts, nationwide, are trained to care for your vehicle’s special needs, undergoing one million hours of instruction annually. They use the latest and most advanced diagnostic equipment available. Both ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts are tested for performance and reliability. So no matter what kind of vehicle you own, trust it to the Certified Service technicians at your Chevrolet dealer.
Chevrolet Complete Care | Maintain Your Chevy | Chevrolet Service Experts
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:
- Every 7,500 miles: At this interval, your Chevrolet mechanic should rotate tires, inspect brake pads and engine air filter, and following the Engine Oil Life System, change the oil and oil filter as necessary.
- At 22,500 miles: Many of the same tasks as seen at 7,500 miles are repeated here, but they are joined with a replacement of the passenger in-cabin air filter.
- Oil changes and tire rotations continue through the 30,000- and 37,500-mile range.
- At 45,000 miles: It’s time for another oil and oil filter change, along with a tire rotation. But Chevrolet changes it up a bit, by adding a replacement of the in-cabin air filter, and an inspection of the evaporative control system. They wrap this service up by replacing the engine air cleaner filter, and a replacement of the rear axle fluid, if your car is equipped with a Limited-Slip Differential.
- These are all basics that every owner should be aware of. Just remember to keep in mind, the 7,500-mile intervals that appear like clockwork for proper service of your Chevrolet vehicle.
- Chevrolet offers a Pre-Paid Maintenance Plus plan which includes the standard maintenance program (Oil and Filter Changes along with tire rotation), and may include air filters, cabin air filters, transmission and transfer fluid changes, and spark plugs.
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.
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