The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is Chevrolet’s best-selling SUV. This compact crossover seats five passengers in two rows. Buyers at the Sandpoint Chevrolet dealer report they appreciate the Equinox’s excellent handling, outstanding fuel economy, spacious rear seat, and economical price tag. The 2022 Chevy Equinox is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
If you own an Equinox, you’ll want to keep it operating in top shape by bringing it in for scheduled maintenance. Here’s a rundown of some of the milestones of your scheduled maintenance visits.
According to the Sandpoint Chevrolet dealership, you should bring your 2022 Equinox for scheduled maintenance every 7,500 miles. During the first maintenance visit, the technicians will check the engine’s oil level. Motor oil has been formulated to lubricate and protect the engine for thousands of miles, but the oil and additives deteriorate over time. Changing the oil and the oil filter at regular intervals will significantly reduce wear on the engine.
The service technicians will also check your SUV’s brakes to ensure they’re in good condition. They’ll also perform a tire inspection. If the tires are wearing unevenly, it may be a sign that the wheels need to be aligned. Large potholes can cause the wheels to go out of alignment. This service visit also includes a tire rotation, which will help extend the life of the tires. The service technicians will also check your vehicle’s fluid levels and inspect the wipers. The services included in the 7,500-mile visit will be repeated during each maintenance visit.
At 45,000 miles, the engine’s air filter will need to be changed. This service item is important because your 2022 Equinox may start to perform sluggishly if the engine air filter becomes clogged. You may notice weak acceleration due to the engine’s inability to take in as much air as it needs. Your vehicle may also experience a drop in fuel economy. In addition to the air filter replacement, the techs will change the transmission fluid. Replacing the transmission fluid will help protect the engine’s components.
At 100,000, the sparks plugs will be replaced. Failing to change the spark plugs can result in poor performance, including hesitation, hard starts and poor fuel efficiency.
At 150,000 miles, the service technicians will flush and change the engine coolant. This important engine fluid helps prevent the engine from overheating in the summer and freezing in the winter. Because old coolant no longer contains rust inhibitors, there’s a good chance the cooling system may experience corrosion. Additionally, the coolant hoses will need an inspection to check for wear and leaks. The drive belts will also be inspected for wear, and any worn belts will be replaced. A broken belt can cause a breakdown, something you’ll want to avoid.
Call the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center if you have any questions about when to bring your Equinox for scheduled maintenance or schedule an appointment.