2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Maintenance Schedule
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been one of the best-selling trucks in the United States. This full-size pickup provides buyers with exceptional durability and a comfortable interior. The Silverado 1500’s excellent reliability makes it even more desirable at dealerships like Prescott Valley Chevrolet.
To enjoy years of reliable performance, your Silverado 1500 must be properly maintained. When your pickup needs scheduled maintenance, Flagstaff Chevrolet, the Prescott Valley Chevrolet dealer, is easy to reach and ready to help. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the milestones of your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s maintenance schedule.
Chevrolet recommends bringing your Silverado 1500 for scheduled maintenance at 7,500-mile intervals. The service technicians will perform essential maintenance services, including an oil and oil filter change. Changing the motor oil regularly will extend the engine’s life. During this service visit, the service technicians will also check some of the vehicle’s important components, including the battery. Although today’s truck batteries are designed to last for thousands of miles, if a battery cable is loose or the terminals become corroded, it can create problems when you start the ignition.
The technicians will also inspect the vehicle’s tires. Premature tire wear can be a sign that your Silverado 1500 needs a wheel alignment. The tires will also be rotated to keep them wearing evenly. The wiper blades will be replaced, if necessary.
Every scheduled maintenance visit includes an oil and oil filter change. The Silverado’s engine also contains an air filter that can collect dirt. When this filter becomes clogged, you’ll notice a drop in both performance and fuel economy. At the 22,000-mile mark, the service technicians will replace the engine air filter. The fuel filter needs to be replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 miles, so the technicians may also replace this part.
At 45,000 miles, in addition to the oil change and oil filter replacement, the service technicians will change the brake fluid to keep the brakes functioning properly.
At 97,500 miles, it will be time to replace the Silverado 1500’s spark plugs. While spark plugs are designed to last for several years, they wear out over time. Replacing the spark plugs according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule will ensure you don’t experience performance issues such as weak acceleration or rough idling. Finally, the service technicians will inspect the ignition wires for signs of damage.
When your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 reaches 150,000 miles, the accessory drive belts will be near the end of their life. Replacing these components is critical. Old coolant eventually loses its ability to inhibit oxidation, so the cooling system will be flushed.
It’s not hard to keep your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 operating in peak condition. If you continue to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, you’ll be less likely to run into problems. You’ll find the complete maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact the experts at the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center. We’re always happy to help.