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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 ...

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Dinghy Towing (with Manual Transmission)
To dinghy tow the vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the ground: Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it to the towing vehicle. Shift the transmission to Neutral. Turn the ignition to ACC/ ACCESSORY. Caution If 113 km/h (70 mph) is exceeded while towing the vehicle ...

Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels can be repaired. See your dealer if any of these conditions exist. Your de ...

Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. It is normal to see coolant moving in the upper coolant hose return line when the engine is running. Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant surge tank. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, do ...

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