Chevy Silverado 1500 Maintenance Schedule

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a truck that’s powerful and capable enough to take on any job around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte. But to ensure that your vehicle lasts for as long as possible, it’ll need to get routine maintenance completed. Luckily, that can be done at our reliable Chevy service center at The Lake Dealerships.

To learn what kind of work your truck will need at any given time, read through our Chevy Silverado 1500 maintenance schedule. And contact us if you have any questions or need service done on your vehicle.

Once a Month

Once a month, you’ll need to get your tire pressure checked and have the tires inspected for wear. You’ll also need to have the windshield washer fluid level checked in the Silverado 1500.

Every 7,500 Miles

7,500 miles is typically when you’ll need to get your first major maintenance check completed. Along with the above-mentioned items, the following will get done…

  • Rotate tires.
  • Check engine oil level. Replace oil and filter, if needed, and reset oil life system.
  • Check engine coolant level.
  • Visually inspect windshield wiper blades for wear, cracking, or contamination. Replace worn or damaged wiper blades.
  • Visually check for fluid leaks.
  • Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
  • Inspect brake system.
  • Check restraint system components.
  • Visually inspect steering, suspension, and chassis components for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. Lubricate suspension and steering components at least every other oil change, if equipped with grease fittings.
  • Visually inspect fuel system for damage or leaks.
  • Inspect exhaust system and nearby heat shields for loose or damaged parts.
  • Lubricate body components.
  • Check starter switch.
  • Examine automatic transmission shift lock control function.
  • Check ignition transmission lock.
  • Check parking brake and automatic transmission park mechanism.
  • Examine accelerator pedal for damage, high effort, or binding. Replace, if needed.
  • Visually inspect gas strut for signs of wear, cracks, or other damage. Check the hold open ability of the strut.
  • Inspect sunroof track and seal, if equipped.
  • Verify spare tire key lock operation, and lubricate as needed.

Every 22,500 Miles

When your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 reaches 22,500 miles, you’ll need to get the above-mentioned work completed, plus replace the passenger compartment air filter. It may need to get replaced more frequently if you drive in areas with heavy traffic or poor air quality. It may also need to get replaced sooner if you notice reduced airflow, fogged-up windows, or any strange odor.

Every 45,000 Miles

At the 45,000-mile mark, you’ll follow the same steps mentioned above, and add the following items…

  • Replace engine air cleaner filter.
  • Inspect evaporative control system.
  • For GVW (gross vehicle weight) over 8,600 pounds, change transfer case fluid, if equipped with 4-wheel drive (4WD).

Every 97,500 & 150,000 Miles

The maintenance checks remain pretty much the same until the Silverado 1500 hits 97,500 miles on the odometer. At this point, there are only two new checks to add to the aforementioned list…

  • Replace spark plugs, and inspect spark plug wires.
  • For GVW (gross vehicle weight) under 8,600 pounds, change transfer case fluid, if equipped with 4WD.

If you’ve reached 150,000 miles in your Chevy Silverado 1500, then you’ve done a great job at keeping up with routine maintenance. During this check, you’ll get all the above work completed, plus…

  • Drain and fill engine cooling system.
  • Visually inspect accessory drive belts.


Schedule Service for the Silverado 1500 Today

If your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 needs any type of service completed, then schedule an appointment at The Lake Dealerships. Our certified technicians will use only genuine parts, and will work quickly and efficiently to get you back on the streets of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte as soon as possible.

So, don’t wait. Schedule service today!