12,000 - 15,000 Mile Service Guide
Inspecting Engine Step 2 - An engine oil and filter change is mandatory at every service interval. While servicing the engine inspect for oil and coolant leaks, loose or missing bolts or hoses while utilizing factory warranties if problems are found.
Oil and Filter Change
Adding Engine Coolant Step 4 - In foul weather its essential to have new wiper blades to ensure proper windshield vision. Check blades for cracking or tears in the wiper rubber, replacing wiper blades is relatively simple.
Replacing Wiper Blades Step 5 - An air cleaner is used to remove dirt from the engine's air intake and provides protection for internal engine parts such as the cylinder walls. A plugged air filter will hurt performance and economy, inspecting and replacing the air filter is a simple process in most cases and typically only involves opening the hood and locating the air filter housing that is usually near the air intake.
Removing Engine Air Filter Step 6 - A tire rotation is needed to ensure proper tread wear patterns which protects the vehicle in foul weather. This practice also increases the lifespan of the tire which saves in replacement costs.
Tire Rotation Patterns Step 7 - Once the tires have been removed, check the brake lining thickness and condition. Inspecting brake pads and shoes can ensure a proper operation when stopping.
Remove Brake Pads Helpful Information Most manufacturer's agree to perform a basic engine oil and oil filter change at their recommended intervals depending on driving conditions and oil type ie: synthetic or conventional, along with basic car safety inspection and service. Obvious malfunctions can be repaired under warranty while generating a report, this sheet or file is stored in a central database used by all dealerships and factory repair outlets.