When you’re cruising through Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA, in a sleek SUV like the Chevy Trax, you want to keep it in great shape for as long possible. How else are you going to continue to turn heads as you drive by?
To do that, it’s important to follow your Chevy Trax maintenance schedule and bring your subcompact SUV to the shop for regular visits. That’s why the team at The Lake Dealerships put together this guide to the kind of maintenance your Chevy needs and when. Check it out, then contact us to make a service appointment!
Every Time You Fill ‘Er Up
Every time you stop to refuel is an opportunity to check on your vehicle. When the gas is done pumping, pop the hood and do a quick check on the engine oil level. This will ensure you’re not driving with dirty or sludgy oil.
You should perform a series of checks every month, regardless of how many or how few miles you drive. These are:
- Check tire inflation pressures
- Inspect tires for wear
- Check washer-fluid level
Doing a monthly check on your tires is a great way to inspect them for issues like dry rot, worn tire tread, or low tire pressure.
This way, you’re less likely to be caught off guard by a flat tire or a tire blowout while you’re driving around town.
Every 7,500 Miles
Your 7,500-mile checkup is the first one you’ll want to schedule at a certified service center. This should be done every 7,500 miles, which is roughly twice per year for the average driver.
During this visit, you’ll get a series of checks and services done that are crucial for the regular maintenance of your vehicle.
At this visit, the technicians will rotate your tires and check the following:
- Engine oil level and life percentage
- Engine air-cleaner filter
- Engine coolant level
- Washer-fluid level
- Tire inflation pressures
- Tires for wear
- Brake system
- Accelerator pedal, parking brake, and starter switch
- Restraint system
- Exhaust system
They’ll also visually inspect the steering, suspension, and chassis components for damage and check for fluid leaks. If it’s determined you need an oil change, they’ll do that at this time, too.
Every 15,000 Miles
At every 15,000-mile mark, you’ll have your 7,500-mile service completed. You should also replace your windshield wiper blades at this time to make sure you have the visibility you need during inclement weather.
Every 22,500 Miles
Your next visit is at 22,500 miles or two years, whichever comes first. Have your 7,500-mile service done at this time.
Also replace your passenger compartment air filter. You may need to do this more often if you drive in areas with heavy traffic, poor air quality, high dust levels, or environmental allergens.
45,000-Mile Service Visit
With every 45,000 miles (or four years––whichever comes first) you should:
- Inspect the evaporative control system
- Replace the engine air cleaner filter
- Replace the wiper blades
- Receive your 7,500-mile service
The 60,000-mile visit is when you’ll want to replace your spark plugs and inspect your spark plug wires and/or boots.
Spark plugs are what get your engine going, so it’s important to have them replaced when they’re due. Also get your 7,500-mile service completed at this time.
Chevy Trax Maintenance at 75,000 Miles
Next, we have the 75,000-mile visit. Yes, you’ll be due for your 7,500-mile service at this time.
You should also replace the hood and/or body lift support gas struts. This should be completed every 75,000 miles or every 10 years, depending on which comes first.
When you’ve been on the road for 150,000 miles, it’s time for some important routine services that can keep your car feeling as young as the day you got it.
At this time, you’ll want to receive your 7,500-mile service and your 75,000-mile service. In addition, you should do the following:
- Change the rear-axle fluid (AWD models only)
- Drain and fill the engine cooling system
- Visually inspect the accessory drive belts
Note that draining and filling the engine cooling system should happen every five years if you hit that marker first. You should inspect the accessory drive belts every 10 years if that comes first.
Schedule Your Chevy Trax for Maintenance
Now that you know your Chevy Trax maintenance schedule, it’s time to get her scheduled for service.
Drivers in the Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA, areas can contact Lake Chevrolet to schedule service today!