Workshop Repair and Service Manuals GMC SIERRA
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Additional Maintenance and Care

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...
Lamps      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...
Hoses      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.
Fluids      Proper fluid levels and approved fluids protect the vehicle’s systems and components. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 for GM approved fluids. • Engine oil and windshield washer fluid levels should be...
Brakes      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...
Belts      • Belts may need replacing if they squeak or show signs of cracking or splitting. • Trained dealer technicians can inspect the belts and recommend replacement when necessary.
Battery      The 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. • Trained dealer...
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...
Windshield      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...
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 vehicle’s interior and exterior, see Interior Care on page 10?105 and Exterior...
Tires      Tires need to be properly inflated, rotated, and balanced. Maintaining the tires can save money, fuel, and can reduce the risk of tire failure. • Signs that the tires need to be replaced include three or more visible...
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...