2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Maintenance Schedule
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been one of America’s best-selling pickups for quite some time. Drivers love the Silverado 1500’s brawny nature and comfortable cabin. Exceptional dependability makes this full-size truck even more satisfying. To keep your Silverado running properly for years to come, it must be properly maintained. You’ll be glad to learn that certified service at Kellogg Chevrolet is a short drive away. Here’s a quick guide to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s maintenance schedule.
Chevrolet recommends bringing your Silverado 1500 to a service center like the Chevrolet Kellogg Service Department every 7,500 miles. They’ll perform several important maintenance services. Perhaps most importantly, they’ll change the oil and oil filter. Changing the engine’s oil at regular intervals will make your engine last longer. The service technicians will also check your Silverado’s battery. While today’s batteries are designed to last a long time, loose cables and corroded terminals can cause problems starting up.
The technicians will also check your tires. If they’re wearing prematurely, the Silverado may need a wheel alignment. Driving over a large pothole can cause the wheels to go out of alignment. Your Silverado’s wiper blades should also be replaced annually.
Your Silverado 1500’s engine air filter can collect dirt and dust. If the filter gets clogged, it will lower performance and fuel-efficiency. At 22,500, you should have the Silverado’s air filter replaced. The service technicians will also check the fuel filter, which typically needs to be replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 miles.
It goes without saying that your brakes are one of the most important safety systems found on your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. When you’ve reached 45,000 miles, it’s time for the brake fluid to be changed. Brake fluid has a useful life of three years, so if your vehicle is more than three years old and you haven’t hit 45,000 miles yet, you should consider replacing the brake fluid.
When your Silverado reaches 97,500 miles, the spark plugs will need to be replaced. Modern spark plugs can last for many years, but they wear down over time. Replacing your Silverado’s spark plugs according to Chevrolet’s recommended schedule will prevent issues such as weak acceleration and rough idling. During this service visit, the service department will also inspect the ignition wires, checking for wear and tear.
When your Chevrolet 1500 reaches 150,000 miles, the accessory drive belts will need to be replaced. A broken drive belt can result in a breakdown, so it’s very important to replace the belts. The cooling system also needs to be flushed at 150,000 miles.
It’s not hard to keep your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 running smoothly and safely. Follow Chevrolet’s recommended maintenance schedule and bring your pickup in for regular scheduled maintenance. It’s quick and easy, and it will keep you from running into problems later on. If you’re not sure when to bring your vehicle in or you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We’re always glad to help.