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Questions tagged [scheduled-maintenance]

About recommend scheduled maintenance, e.g. oil change.

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Mazda question re timing chain

How often does a timing chain on a Mazda 3 2013 model need to be changed. At what kms? Thank you in advance 🙏🏻
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Toyota Corolla Maintenance light flashing [duplicate]

My Toyota Corolla 2013 maintenance light starts flashing (for 8 times) when I turn on my car. What does it mean?
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What is a “upper intake cleaning” and do I really need to do it

I took my '06 ford ranger (140k miles) to the shop after it was misfiring badly. They informed me that I need new plugs/wires and a new coil pack. They also wanted to sell me a upper intaking cleaning....
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2015 Fiat 500e maintenance schedule - 15K mile interval OK?

I just bought a 2015 Fiat 500e (the electric version) with 25K miles. Before I bought it, the dealership had it fully serviced and inspected. I also had a pre-purchase inspection that showed no ...
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How often to do a tire rotation when you drive very few miles a year?

I have a Hyundai Accent 2014 and the user manual recommends to do a tire rotation every 7,500 miles. I'll be driving around 2,000 miles a year. Should I still do my tire rotations every 7,500 miles (...
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AutoLPG Car Stops While Idling

I had bought AutoLPG Car Hyundai EON and after 6 Years of Usage, now car is having an issue of stopping while idling or it seems it will stop. What preventive measures should we take for AutoLPG ...
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Is an oil change needed this early?

I got a 2016 Ford Focus last January that has 1169 miles on it. I barely drive it, just to campus and back, about 2 miles each way weekdays. About a week ago the indicator came on for an oil change. ...
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Why is a motorcycle's service interval more frequent than a car?

Why is a motorcycle's (150 cc or below) service interval recommended once every 4000 kms or 4 months where as a car's is once a year or 10,000 km. Isn't a car with more power in need of more frequent ...
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What is the point of changing coolant if it gets constantly replaced?

I drive a 2016 Scion FRS, and based on the maintenance schedule of the coolant: 1st replacement interval is 11 years/137,500 miles (220,000 km). 2nd replacement interval is 6 years/ 75,000 miles (...
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Pros and Cons of vehicle maintenance done with dealer vs private company [closed]

I have Lexus CT200H hybrid vehicle & the regular dealer recommended maintenances are performed with Lexus dealer. But they charge too much especially for major maintenance like 30K miles ...
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Rotating tires based on time or miles?

Question: I am confused about the tire rotation schedule for modern cars. Everywhere I have looked recommends a tire rotation every 3000 to 5000 miles or 6 months. I understand why a tire needs to ...
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Unsure what to repair first after 27 point inspection

I was given a summary of my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe after a 27 point check: Wheels must be retorqued within 50km Tire pressure set at 35 Front tires LF10 RF10 Rare tires LR10 RR10 Tire size 225/70R16 ...
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Mayonnaise on tip of dipstick - new car, low miles, well maintained. What to do?

This question is about a 2014 Renault engine fitted in our family car, we've owned it since new and I've done all the maintenance to the book. We chose the petrol engine over the diesel because we ...
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2004 Kia Sedona 160000 miles Timing Belt Replacement

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona LX with 160000 miles on it. I am going to be changing out the Timing Belt. It will be the Car's second one. What do you recommend I replace while I am inside? Water Pump? ...
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Power Steering Service

VW seems to suggest that the synthetic mineral oil type (i.e., Pentosin CHF-11S or CHF-202) power steering fluid they use in the Mk4 Jetta (and maybe other cars, but those are the ones I know about) ...
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Why is the oil light on in my new Honda Pilot after 4000 miles?

I have a new Honda Pilot and have put 4,000 miles on it. The oil change light went on and says 30%. Is this normal? Also the oil seems dark.
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How important it is to drain all the oil when doing an oil change?

Jettas have a fairing under the engine that makes it hard (impossible) to get to the drain plug without quite a bit of work under the car, so years ago I got an oil extractor so that I could pull the ...
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New Car Oil Change [duplicate]

So I bought my first new vehicle, a 2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude. The oil change message came up. I called the dealership to get some pricing and info and they were simply intolerable. Would it be a ...
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How to reset the “Maint Reqd” light in a 2015 Toyota Rav4?

I just changed the oil on my girlfriend's 2015 Toyota Rav4 LE. The "maintenance required" light is lit up on the dash. It turns on 5000 miles after the last time it was reset. I want to reset it ...
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What happens if I use the wrong weight of oil?

Inspired by this question about how newer cars tend to specify lower oil weights, what would happen if you took one of those cars to an oil-change place, and instead of checking to see what weight of ...
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Is the 16,000 km oil change interval for the 2016 Corolla correct?

I recently bought a 2016 Toyota Corolla and the service schedule the dealer has provided has the first oil change at 16,000 km. Given that I did oil changes on my previous vehicle at 5,000 km, I find ...
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Honda A12 Maintenance Service (14 Civic EX 38K miles)

I want to know if this A12 service (oil change, tire rotation, air filter) is covered under warranty or if this maintenance service is supposed to be paid out-of-pocket if serviced at the dealership. ...
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Why is the ATF Level checked with the engine running?

I didn't realize until recently that the ATF level is supposed to be checked while the engine is running, unlike the engine oil level which you're supposed to check at least five minutes after ...
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Any benefit in doing regular maintenance in authorized Infiniti dealer?

I've been searching for an older Infiniti G35/G37 ('07-'09), and most of the time, besides mileage and owners, I ask if the car maintenance has been done in an authorized Infiniti dealer. So I've ...
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Can I use 15w-40 Shell Rotella diesel engine oil instead of 15w-30 for my 4G63 Mitsubishi gasoline engine?

I am planning to make a partial overhaul of my 4G63 Mitsubishi L3 van gasoline engine. Since it is an old model engine , i want to replace it with Shell Rotella 15w-40 diesel engine oil.
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2010 Chevy HHR jerking

Hi I just got a 2010 HHR. I drove it for about 3-4 months and the check engine light came on so I figured that it needed an oil change? It ended up turning the light off for about 3 days, then it came ...
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How do I tell if I screwed up my oil change?

I just changed my oil in my 2500 HD Silverado for the first time by myself. I've changed my oil in a 2004 Toyota Camry a handful of times, but I always had a friend supervise me. I need to know common ...
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Where is the PCV valve on my 2011 Ford Focus SES (Duratec engine)?

I have a 2011 Ford Focus SES with a 2.0 liter I4 Duratec PZEV (California edition) engine. My repair manual suggests replacing the PCV valve every 60k miles (I am currently at 75k). I am trying to ...
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How can I remember when to service my vehicle?

Servicing intervals are usually specified using kilometrage, years, or a combination of both. For example my motorbike has servicing intervals every 1000/12000/24000/36000/48000/etc. months xor 6/12/...
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What kind of service to get done on a car in its 4th year but having only 10k miles?

My car (2012 VW Passat SE) is in its 4th year but only has 10k miles on it. I am wondering if I need to get the 40k/4year service done on the car which is going to cost $700 (I think it includes a ...
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On a non-interference engine, do you have to replace the timing belt?

Lets say that I happen to know for a fact that my car has a non-interference type engine, and also has a timing belt. Also, I'm broke. Is there any reason to replace the timing belt as a maintenance ...
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30K recommended service for honda civic 2013

I have Honda Civic 2013 and have 37K miles on odometer. Haven't done 30K recommended service but i scheduled appointment with dealership. The detail service list is 4 Wheel Brake Service Air Filter ...
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oil change indicator on after oil change 2004 colorado

2004 Chevrolet Colorado 5cyl. 4x4 Hello. I just changed my oil after my "change oil" indicator came on. New filter, new oil However my "change oil" indicator is still showing. Do I need to clear ...
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Any truth to the “myth” about changing transmission fluid in older vehicles?

I have had people give me anecdotal stories (friend of a friend type thing) about changing the transmission fluid in vehicles with 150,000+ miles, especially those that haven't had regular ...
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2008 Scion XD 126K

I have a 2008 Scion XD which crossed 126K miles today.(Bought it with 62K) In recent months I have noticed a decrease in overall MPG to a tank. I do close to 30K miles per year and also do oil changes ...
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What parts are usually changed when the timing belt is replaced?

When changing a timing belt, what other parts are: Always changed with it ( as in they always have to be replaced ) ? Often, but not always changed with it ( depending on how worn they are )? For ...
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Time based versus milage based service [duplicate]

My car's maintenance schedule says I need to service every 7,500 miles or 6 months. It is now 6 months but my cars has only 4500 miles. Do I still need to get it serviced? Should I follow the service ...
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How do maintenance costs compare between gas and diesel engines?

Our landscaping company is going to purchase a new medium duty truck. We have diesels and had just defaulted into looking for another diesel powered truck. However the mechanic we use (and trust) said ...
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How often should I have my bike checked?

How often should I have my bike checked out? My dealer said once a month. If that's the case, how much should I expect to pay?
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2003 Honda Accord Timing Belt Package replacement - necessary to replace all things related to timing belt?

I brought my car in because the starter died. During the multipoint check, they also discovered that the timing belt and the 'package' (all other components related to it) has not been changed since ...
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Motorcycle Maintenance Tasks - Please Provide a List of Actions

It's a BigBoy DRT-250, but I doubt that will be known outside of SA. I had it serviced at 500km, then 3000km, and 6000km, according to warranty. Then it was highlighted to me that the warranty ...
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Lower quality oil vs high quality oil [closed]

tl;dr Which is best? Buying high-quality, longer-lasting, but more expensive oils and changing oil less frequently or buying lower-quality oil but changing more frequently? As I'm trying to find my ...
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Motor cycle maintenance tutorials [closed]

I am searching for a tutorial about motor cycle maintenace. I tried in google search but not much of use: I get only blogs and website which give basic advice that - "go and consult a good mechanic". ...
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What checks or service should be performed before a long trip?

Before going on a long trip, say 10 hours a day, times 2 days at highway speeds, what checks or services should I have performed? This car is a 2007 Lexus ES350, but I'm looking for an answer that ...
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Schedule for brake fluid replacement in Subaru

How often should brake fluid be replaced in a Subaru Impreza 2002? Or should it be replaced at all? (Looking for distances in km)
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2006 Civic: What maintenance is due next?

I have a 2006 Honda Civic LX 4-door sedan. Rather than a fixed maintenance schedule, this car has a "maintenance minder" display on the dash which counts down the remaining "oil life" (based, I ...
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Is there a megametre (Mm)? [closed]

With miles, there are no SI prefixes, so, you just write "every 3k/10k miles". With kilometres, there's already an SI prefix present. What's the sane way to write, say, "5000 / 16'000 km" in a ...
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How often should spark plug wires be replaced?

I last replaced them with the plugs about 4 years/60-70k miles ago. I bought platinum plugs I if I remember correctly, so I still got some life on those. The car (2001 Buick Regal) is still in good ...
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How to know whether a Lexus rx450h qualifies for California Emissions standards?

I'm looking at a 2012 Lexus rx450h but will be moving to one of the states (Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, ...
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Is every BMW service, always needed?

Is every BMW service, always needed? I have a BMW 325i 2004. It's supposed to be due for a service. The advisor says it includes the regular oil change, check fluids and top off fluids as well as ...