The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is a popular midsize sedan that offers attractive styling, a spacious cabin, and an affordable price. To keep your Malibu in top condition, it’s important to bring it to the Prescott Valley Chevrolet dealer for routine maintenance. In this article, we’ll go over the recommended maintenance schedule for the Malibu to help ensure its long-term reliability.
Routine maintenance is key to keeping your Malibu in top condition. One important service to keep in mind is the 7,500-mile check-up. This service includes an oil change, which is essential for maintaining your engine’s health. Over time, oil can break down and cause premature wear on the engine, so staying on top of oil changes is crucial. The service technician will also replace the oil filter. According to the Prescott Valley Chevrolet dealership, the 2023 Chevy Malibu comes with an oil life monitor that tracks the driving conditions and your car’s mileage to let you know when it’s time to bring your vehicle in for an oil change. If the “change oil” light comes on, take your car for service within 500 miles.
Routine tire maintenance is also important for keeping your Malibu running smoothly. When you bring your car into the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center, our technicians will rotate the tires to ensure they wear evenly. Regular tire rotation can help extend the life of the tires by thousands of miles, saving you money in the long run. In addition to rotating your tires, our technicians will check for abnormal tire wear and perform a wheel alignment if needed. This will help ensure that your tires are in good condition and your car is driving safely.
The service technicians will also inspect the brakes during this visit. Brake pads are designed for long life, but they must be checked periodically. The services performed at 7,500 miles will be repeated during subsequent maintenance visits.
Wiper blades are designed to last about a year. In addition to the services mentioned above, the 15,000-mile service includes a wiper-blade replacement.
At 22,500 miles, the service technicians will replace the passenger compartment air filter. This part keeps the air in the cabin clean by trapping dirt, dust, and pollutants. If this filter becomes clogged, the HVAC system may not perform optimally.
When the odometer reaches 45,000 miles, it will be time to inspect the evaporative control system and replace the engine air filter. These services are repeated at 90,000 miles.
During the 97,500-mile visit, the service technicians will replace the Malibu’s spark plugs. Worn spark plugs will cause the vehicle to hesitate or be difficult to start.
At the 150,000-miles, it will be time to change the engine’s coolant. This fluid helps to keep the engine from overheating in the summer and freezing in the winter. It also contains rust inhibitors to prevent corrosion. The service technicians will also inspect the drive belt for signs of wear and replace it if needed.