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Tire Rotation and Required Services Every 12 000 km/7,500 mi      Rotate the tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and perform the following services. See Tire Rotation on page 10?68. • Check engine oil level and oil life percentage. If needed, change engine oil and filter, and reset oil...
Maintenance Replacement Parts      Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information.
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants      This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. If the vehicle has a diesel engine and/or an Allison Transmission, see the maintenance schedule section in the DURAMAX® Diesel manual. Fluids and...
Maintenance Records      After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services — Normal      a) Check all fuel and vapor lines and hoses for proper hook-up, routing, and condition. Check that the purge valve, if the vehicle has one, works properly. Replace as needed. b) Or every four years, whichever comes first....
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...
Engine Oil Change      When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, have the engine oil and filter changed within the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven under the best conditions, the engine oil life system might not indicate the need for vehicle...
Owner Checks and Services      At Each Fuel Stop • Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil on page 10?7. Once a Month • Check the tire inflation pressures. See Tire Pressure on page 10?62. • Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire Inspection...
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...
Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services — Severe      a) Extreme service. For vehicles mainly driven off-road in four-wheel drive or used in farming, mining, forestry, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), or snow plowing. b) Check all fuel and vapor lines and hoses for proper...
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...
Special Application Services      • Allison Transmission™ Vehicles Only: Replace external transmission filter at first engine oil change only. • Vehicles with Dual Wheels: Check dual wheel nut torque at 160 km/100 mi, 1 600 km/ 1,000 mi and 9 700 km/6,000...
General Information      This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. For diesel engine vehicles, see the maintenance schedule section in the Duramax Diesel Supplement. Your vehicle is an important investment. This section...