2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Maintenance Schedule
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been one of America’s favorite pickups. This full-size truck delivers time-tested toughness along with a comfortable cabin. The Silverado 1500’s renowned reliability makes it an even more desirable model. To enjoy years of dependable performance, your Silverado must be properly maintained. When your Silverado 1500 needs scheduled maintenance, the Chevrolet dealer serving Forest City is nearby, ready to help. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the milestones of your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s maintenance schedule.
Chevrolet recommends bringing your Silverado 1500 to the Forest City Chevrolet dealer for scheduled maintenance at 7,500-mile intervals. The service technicians will perform some essential maintenance services, including an oil and filter change. Periodically changing the motor oil extends the engine’s life. At this time, the service technicians will also examine some of the vehicle’s important parts, such as the battery. Although today’s truck batteries are designed to last for thousands of miles, if the terminals become corroded or a battery cable is loose, it can cause problems when you start the ignition.
The technicians will also inspect the tires. Premature tire wear can be an indication that your Silverado 1500 needs a wheel alignment. The tires will be rotated so they wear evenly. If necessary, the wiper blades will be replaced.
Every scheduled maintenance visit includes an oil and filter change. The Silverado’s engine contains an air filter that can collect dirt. When the filter is clogged, you’ll notice a drop in performance and fuel economy. So, at the 22,000-mile mark, the engine air filter will be replaced. The fuel filter needs to be changed every 20,000 to 40,000 miles, so the technicians may replace this part as well.
Keeping the Silverado’s brakes in perfect working order is critical. At 45,000 miles, in addition to the oil and filter change, the technicians will change the brake fluid to ensure the brakes function correctly.
At the 97,500-mile mark, the service technicians will replace the Silverado 1500’s spark plugs. While spark plugs are designed to last for many years, they wear down over time. Replacing the spark plugs according to Chevy’s recommended schedule will ensure you don’t experience performance issues like weak acceleration and rough idling. Additionally, the service staff will examine the ignition wires for signs of damage.
When your Chevrolet 1500 reaches 150,000 miles, the accessory drive belts will be near the end of their life. Replacing these important components is critical to prevent a sudden breakdown. Old coolant eventually loses its ability to inhibit oxidation, so another service that will be performed is flushing the cooling system.
It’s not difficult to keep your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in peak operating condition. If you continue to adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, you’ll be less likely to run into problems. You’ll find the complete maintenance schedule in your owner manual, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact the experts at the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center. We’re always happy to help.