THE CHEVY EQUINOX MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
As you cruise around the Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township areas with friends and family, the last thing you want to happen is for your ride to break down. Fortunately, with regular service, keeping your car going strong is a breeze.
Need help keeping your crossover in the best possible shape? Just follow this Chevy Equinox maintenance schedule from the Baierl Chevrolet service team!
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPEAT MAINTENANCE
Before we dig into each service interval, it’s important to remember that most service items need consistency and repeat care to stay effective. Moving forward, all the service we mention should be repeated at the given interval unless otherwise noted.
EVERY 7,500 MILES
You won’t need your first Equinox service appointment until the odometer hits 7,500 miles. At this time, you’ll want the essentials covered.
First and foremost, the motor oil must be changed to keep your engine lubricated, clean, and protected from friction. The oil filter should be changed alongside it.
As a good rule of thumb, your tires should always be rotated when the oil is changed. This job helps spread out tread wear so your tires age evenly.
EVERY 15,000 MILES
At this point in time, you’ll probably find that your windshield wiper blades are worn down. You’ll know for sure if they start to leave streaks on your windshield and scrape loudly across the glass. To help them last longer, make sure to clean your windshield often!
EVERY 22,500 MILES
Clean air quality is a must for your comfort (and good health) during those long stretches spent in the car. Be sure to keep things good and fresh by replacing the passenger compartment air filter every 22,500 miles.
EVERY 30,000 MILES
If you happen to be driving the turbo-diesel engine Equinox model, your powertrain will require some special care at this interval. Replace the diesel fuel filter to ensure the engine performs at its peak.
EVERY 45,000 MILES
At the 45,000-mile mark, you’ll want to replace the engine air cleaner filter, too. In addition to your fresh oil, this will help keep the engine compartment free of pesky debris.
To ensure good performance, your mechanic will also want to inspect the evaporative control system at this time. This is what prevents excess vapors from escaping your fuel tank.
EVERY 60,000 MILES
Now the time has arrived for an essential component of your crossover to be replaced: The spark plugs. They quite literally spark the ignition of your vehicle, so when they go bad, you won’t be going anywhere. Your mechanic should take a look at the spark plug wires, too.
EVERY 75,000 MILES
In addition to all the maintenance items your mechanic will be repeating during this service appointment, they should also replace the hood and body lift support gas struts in your Equinox.
EVERY 150,000 MILES
You’ve surely spent many adventure-filled years with your Chevy Equinox by now. To help it last another 150K, you’ll want to add two more small maintenance items into the mix.
First, the engine cooling system should be flushed and refilled. This procedure will prevent the vehicle from overheating at any point.
While tinkering under the hood with the cooling system, your mechanic should also inspect and adjust the accessory drive belts that may have worn down or slipped.
SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT SERVICE WITH US
When it comes to maintenance, it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference. Oil changes, fluid flushes, and filter replacements can all do wonders for your vehicle.
After reading through this Chevy Equinox maintenance schedule, maybe you realized it’s time for your next service appointment. All Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers can use our online scheduler when they’re ready. Make your next appointment at Baierl Chevrolet today!