Every Engine Oil Change

► Change engine oil and filter.

Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil  and Engine Oil Life System . An Emission Control Service.

► Engine coolant level check. See Engine Coolant .

► Engine cooling system inspection. Visual inspection of hoses, pipes, fittings, and clamps and replacement, if needed.

► Windshield washer fluid level check. See Washer Fluid .

► Windshield wiper blade inspection for wear, cracking, or contamination and windshield and wiper blade cleaning, if contaminated. See Exterior Care . Worn or damaged wiper blade replacement. See Wiper Blade Replacement .

► Tire inflation pressures check.

See Tire Pressure .

► Tire wear inspection. See Tire Inspection .

► Rotate tires if necessary. See Tire Rotation .

► Fluids visual leak check (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). A leak in any system must be repaired and the fluid level checked.

► Engine air cleaner filter inspection. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter .

► Brake system inspection (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).

► Steering and suspension inspection. Visual inspection for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear.

► Body hinges and latches, key lock cylinders, folding seat hardware, and sunroof (if equipped) lubrication. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . More frequent lubrication may be required when the vehicle is exposed to a corrosive environment. Applying silicone grease on weatherstrips with a clean cloth makes them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak.

► Restraint system component check. See Safety System Check .

► Fuel system inspection for damage or leaks.

► Exhaust system and nearby heat shields inspection for loose or damaged components.

    See also:

    Sunroof
    Sunroof On vehicles with a sunroof, the switch is located on the overhead console. The sunroof only operates when the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory Power ( ...

    Defensive Driving
    Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts . WARNING Assume that other road users (pedestrian ...

    Fuel Gage
    The fuel gage shows about how much fuel is in the tank. An arrow on the fuel gage indicates the side of the vehicle the fuel door is on. The gage works only when the ignition is on. When the i ...