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Additional Maintenance


. Trained dealer technicians have





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


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.

. To avoid break-down or failure to start the vehicle, maintain a

battery with full cranking power.

the diagnostic equipment to test the battery and ensure that the

connections and cables are corrosion-free.


. Belts may need replacing if they squeak or show signs of cracking or splitting.

. Trained dealer technicians have

access to tools and equipment to inspect the belts and recommend adjustment or replacement when necessary.


Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial to safe driving.

. Signs of brake wear may include chirping, grinding, or squealing

noises, or difficulty stopping.

. Trained dealer technicians have

access to tools and equipment to

inspect the brakes and recommend quality parts engineered for the


Proper fluid levels and approved fluids protect the vehicles systems and

components. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants 0 408 for GM approved fluids.

. Engine oil and windshield washer fluid levels should be checked at every fuel fill.

. Instrument cluster lights may

come on to indicate that fluids

may be low and need to be filled.


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.

. Signs that the headlamps need

attention include dimming, failure to light, cracking, or damage. The



brake lamps need to be checked periodically to ensure that they

light when braking.

. With a multi-point inspection,

your dealer can check the lamps and note any concerns.

Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts help aid in control for a smoother ride.

. Signs of wear may include steering wheel vibration, bounce/sway

while braking, longer stopping distance, or uneven tire wear.

. As part of the multi-point inspection, trained dealer

technicians can visually inspect

the shocks and struts for signs 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.

. Signs that the tires need to be replaced include three or more

visible treadwear indicators; cord or fabric showing through the

rubber; cracks or cuts in the tread or sidewall; or a bulge or split in

the tire.

. Trained dealer technicians can

inspect and recommend the right tires. Your dealer can also provide tire/wheel balancing services to

ensure smooth vehicle operation

at all speeds. Your dealer sells and services name brand tires.

Vehicle Care

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 vehicles interior and

exterior, see Interior Care 0 392 and

Exterior Care 0 388.


Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is critical for

ensuring that the tires deliver optimal wear and performance.

. Signs that the alignment may need to be adjusted include pulling,

improper vehicle handling, or unusual tire wear.

. Your dealer has the required

equipment to ensure proper wheel alignment.


For safety, appearance, and the best viewing, keep the windshield clean

and clear.

. Signs of damage include scratches, cracks, and chips.

. Trained dealer technicians can inspect the windshield and

recommend proper replacement if needed.


Wiper Blades

Wiper blades need to be cleaned and kept in good condition to provide a

clear view.

. Signs of wear include streaking, skipping across the windshield, and worn or split rubber.

. Trained dealer technicians can

check the wiper blades and replace them when needed.