First Service

Step by step guide on how to service a vehicle for the first time. This article pertains to most vehicles.

Difficulty Scale: 3 of 10

Step 1
- The first service starts with an engine oil change with filter using factory recommended lubricates and filters.

Changing Oil

Step 2 - Check all vital fluids including the radiator after the engine has cooled completely.

Removing Radiator Cap

Step 3 - Remove and inspect the engine air filter, replacement is needed if the filter has gathered excessive dirt.

New Air Filter

Step 4 - Perform a hands on inspection of the vehicle, including the spare tire.

Inspecting Wipers

Helpful Information

Perform a general inspection of all frame and suspension bolts which can detect any loosen or missing components. Malfunctions are covered under the manufacturers warranty, which generates a record to be accessed at factory repair outlets.

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