Schedule-Systems/Engine

The following systems are typical items which should be maintained in order to assure correct performance of your vehicle (for additional details, please refer to your “Warranty and Maintenance Manual”)

ENGINE

• Cooling system (including coolant hoses)
• Drive belts
• Emission system
• Exhaust system
• Filters: Air, Fuel, Oil

Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Your car’s air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.*

You can improve your gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1-2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent. Also, look for motor oil that says “energy conserving” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.*

• Fuel hoses
• Fuel system
• Intake and exhaust valve clearance
• Spark plugs
• Timing belt

TRANSMISSION

• Automatic transmission fluid
• Manual transmission / transaxle oil
• Clutch master cylinder fluid
• Axle shafts

CHASSIS

• Suspension
• Ball joint and Steering linkage

BRAKES

• Brake fluid
• Brake hoses
• Brake pads, shoes

OTHER

• Air conditioning
• Battery
• Tires

* www.fueleconomy.gov