Additional Maintenance and Care
Your vehicle is an important investment and caring for it properly may help to avoid future costly repairs. To maintain vehicle performance, additional maintenance services may be required.
It is recommended that your dealer perform these services — their trained dealer technicians know your vehicle best. Your dealer can also perform a thorough assessment with a multi-point inspection to recommend when your vehicle may need attention.
The following list is intended to explain the services and conditions to look for that may indicate services are required.
The 12-volt battery supplies power to start the engine and operate any additional electrical accessories.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial to safe driving.
Proper fluid levels and approved fluids protect the vehicle’s systems and components. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants 0 325 for GM approved fluids.
Hoses transport fluids and should be regularly inspected to ensure that there are no cracks or leaks. With a multi-point inspection, your dealer can inspect the hoses and advise if replacement is needed.
Properly working headlamps, taillamps, and brake lamps are important to see and be seen on the road.
The brake lamps need to be checked periodically to ensure that they light when braking.
Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts help aid in control for a smoother ride.
of leaking, blown seals,
or damage, and can advise when service is needed.
Tires need to be properly inflated, rotated, and balanced. Maintaining the tires can save money and fuel, and can reduce the risk of tire failure.
To help keep the vehicle looking like new, vehicle care products are available from your dealer. For information on how to clean and protect the vehicle’s interior and exterior, see Interior Care 0 308 and Exterior Care 0 303.
Wheel alignment is critical for ensuring that the tires deliver optimal wear and performance.
For safety, appearance, and the best viewing, keep the windshield clean and clear.
Wiper blades need to be cleaned and kept in good condition to provide a clear view.