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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Additional Maintenance and Care

Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual / Service and Maintenance / Additional Maintenance and Care

Your vehicle is an important investment and caring for it properly may help to avoid future costly repairs. To maintain vehicle performance, additional maintenance services may be required.

It is recommended that your dealer perform these services - their trained dealer technicians know your vehicle best. Your dealer can also perform a thorough assessment with a multi-point inspection to recommend when your vehicle may need attention.

The following list is intended to explain the services and conditions to look for that may indicate services are required.

Battery

The battery supplies power to start the engine and operate any additional electrical accessories.

Belts

Brakes

Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial to safe driving.

Fluids

Proper fluid levels and approved fluids protect the vehicle’s systems and components. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-12 for GM approved fluids.

Hoses

Hoses transport fluids and should be regularly inspected to ensure that there are no cracks or leaks.

With a multi-point inspection, your dealer can inspect the hoses and advise if replacement is needed.

Lamps

Properly working headlamps, taillamps, and brake lamps are important to see and be seen on the road.

Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts help aid in control for a smoother ride.

Tires

Tires need to be properly inflated, rotated, and balanced. Maintaining the tires can save money and fuel, and can reduce the risk of tire failure.

Vehicle Care

To help keep the vehicle looking like new, vehicle care products are available from your dealer. For information on how to clean and protect the vehicle’s interior and exterior, see Interior Care on page 10-75 and Exterior Care on page 10-70.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is critical for ensuring that the tires deliver optimal wear and performance.

ensure proper wheel alignment.

Windshield

For safety, appearance, and the best viewing, keep the windshield clean and clear.

Wiper Blades

Wiper blades need to be cleaned and kept in good condition to provide a clear view.

Special Application Services
Severe Commercial Use Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis components every 5 000 km/ 3,000 mi. Have underbody flushing service performed. See "Underbody Maintenance" in Exterior Care ...

Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Engine O ...

Other materials:

Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces and Vehicle Information and Radio Displays
For vehicles with high gloss surfaces or vehicle displays, use a microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces. Before wiping the surface with the microfiber cloth, use a soft bristle brush to remove dirt that could scratch the surface. Then use the microfiber cloth by gently rubbing to clean. Never use ...

Engine Exhaust
Warning Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can cause unconsciousness and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking garages, tunnels, deep snow that may block underbody a ...

Floor Mats
Warning If a floor mat is the wrong size or is not properly installed, it can interfere with the pedals. Interference with the pedals can cause unintended acceleration and/or increased stopping distance which can cause a crash and injury. Make sure the floor mat does not interfere with the p ...

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