The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is a popular model at the Chevrolet dealer in Sedona. Trax owners love this compact crossover’s excellent passenger room and sporty styling. To ensure your vehicle’s long-term reliability, don’t neglect bringing in your Trax for routine maintenance. Here’s a look at the Trax’s recommended maintenance schedule.
Certain services need to be done about every 7,500 miles. According to Chevrolet Sedona, regular oil changes are critical. Over time, the protective additives in motor oil gradually start to break down. This means the engine could suffer premature wear and tear. Fortunately, Chevy equips the Trax with an oil life monitor. By constantly tracking your driving conditions and mileage, this feature determines when an oil change is needed. After the change oil light turns on, be sure to have your Trax serviced within the next 500 miles.
When you bring your vehicle to the Terry Marxen Chevrolet Service Center, our service technicians will also rotate the tires. The purpose is to ensure even wear on all four tires. Tire rotation can help extend tire life by thousands of miles, which ultimately saves you more money in the long run. If the technicians notice abnormal tire wear, a wheel alignment is likely needed.
While your Trax is being serviced, the brakes will be inspected as well. While brake pads typically last for a long time, it never hurts to check. You can then drive home with greater peace of mind.
Now is the time to have the wiper blades replaced. Most blades aren’t designed to last for more than a year.
At the 22,500-mile mark, the passenger-compartment air filter should be replaced. Not only does the filter help the HVAC system to perform at its best, but it also enables you to breathe easier by collecting pollen and dust.
Replacing the engine air filter at the recommended interval is important. If the filter becomes clogged, the engine won’t be able to take in enough air. This results in a noticeable loss of performance and fuel economy. Acceleration will be especially weak.
When a spark plug’s electrode wears down, it’s no longer able to fire correctly. In many instances, multiple misfires will trigger the check engine light. Rough idling, hard starts, and hesitation are the biggest signs of spark plug failure. To prevent unexpected trouble, have the spark plugs replaced every 97,500 miles.
The coolant needs to be drained and replaced after 150,000 miles. While coolant helps prevents overheating during the summer, it keeps the engine from freezing up during the winter. This fluid is also formulated with anti-rust inhibitors, which deter corrosion.
At this mileage milestone, the service technicians will inspect the condition of the drive belts. Some of the signs of wear include cracking, fraying and stretching. Failing to replace a worn drive belt puts you at a greater risk of experiencing a sudden breakdown. If the belt snaps while you're on the road, you'll be forced to call for a tow.