Your Chevrolet is part of a new generation of vehicles that are made to last longer than cars from the past. Automotive components are engineered and built to endure more wear-and-tear than before. One AAA expert said today’s cars can last 250,000 miles or more. But at Jim Schmidt Chevrolet Buick in Hicksville OH, we know that the key to seeing your Chevrolet truck, SUV or sedan live up to that standard is regular maintenance.

At the 15,000-mile mark

Many of us can easily remember the time when the recommended mileage interval for every oil change was every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. With today’s engines and with more advanced lubrication, we recommend an engine oil and filter change every 15,000 miles. That used to be the point when some wear-and-tear parts would begin to need replacement, but in today’s Chevrolet, many of those parts are just getting started.

Here are the services we encourage you to ask for when you schedule service at Jim Schmidt Chevrolet Buick:

  • Engine oil change: Drain and refill
  • Check all your fluid levels: Top off as needed
  • Rotate and balance your tires
  • Check your air filter and replace if needed

At the 30,000-mile mark

Since this is your second 15,000-mile interval, it’s time to do another oil change and the same services you had done earlier. If your vehicle is going through extreme driving conditions, it’s possible you will need to replace parts like your brake pads, your air filter, fuel filter and your spark plugs. For most drivers, however, the primary services you’ll need at 30,000 miles are an oil change and tire rotation. We can give you personalized recommendations.

  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Tire rotation
  • Check all your fluid levels and top them off as needed
  • Check your brake pads and replace them if needed
  • Check your suspension and shocks
  • Check your fuel filter and replace if needed

At the 45,000-mile mark

This is the first time that most Chevy drivers can anticipate that your Jim Schmidt Chevrolet service technician will recommend replacing some parts. The most common candidates for replacement include your air and fuel filters as well as your spark plugs. Your brake pads should be inspected to be sure they’re in good shape, and if not, it’s time to replace them. You don’t want brake pads wearing down too much and damaging your rotors.

There are several other maintenance areas you should have us check at 45,000 miles. One is your transmission fluid which should be inspected and replaced if needed. We can also inspect and potentially replace your engine coolant and your brake fluid. Last but hardly least, the 45,000-mile mark is a good time to consider getting a new set of tires. We can tell you if that’s needed and if so, we have an excellent selection of new tires available.

At the 60,000-mile mark and beyond

Without going into full detail, 60,000 miles is commonly the point when you will replace your Chevy’s air and fuel filters and probably your brake pads. If your tires are still original, this is when you’ll swap them out for new ones. We can provide you with a more complete schedule of factory-recommended service intervals when you schedule service at Jim Schmidt Chevrolet Buick in Hicksville, OH.

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