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Here is General Motor's recommendation for preventive maintenance on your Corvette.  These services can vary depending on use, environment, and preference.  But it provides some guidelines to start.  If we can help with any of these services please let me know and we can schedule your service.  Please let me know what maintenance you need and when you would like to have it done.  Either call us, or drop us an email: rik@corvettecenterusa.com

1997 - 2009 Model years

Oil and Filter

  • Change engine oil and filter as indicated by oil life monitor, or every 15,000 miles, or 12 months which ever occurs first.

Cooling System Service

  • Drain, flush and refill system with new coolant
    Interval: Every 150000 miles or 60 months since last service whichever occurs first

Air Cleaner Filter Replacement

  • After 30,000 miles or more often in dusty conditions.

Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection

  • Inspect the belt(s), for cracks, fraying, wear and proper tension. Replace as needed
    Every 60000 miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Replacement - Allison Transmissions only

  • Change automatic transmission fluid and filter Every 100000 miles

Spark Plug Replacement

  • Every 100,000 miles
  • Also check plug wires at this time.

Six month checkup

  • Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts, signs of wear, or lack of lubrication.
  • Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
  • Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears, or leakage. Replace seals if necessary.
  • Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing, or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat buildup in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle.
  • Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen, or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings, and clamps; replace as needed.
  • Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year.
  • Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator or cruise control cables.
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking.

Annual checkup

  • Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant.
  • Lubricate all hood hinges, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, door hinges, rear compartment, glove box door, console door and any folding seat hardware. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment.

Alignment

Your Corvette is a high performance vehicle.  As you know it's handling is very different from a sedan.  Likewise, alignments must be done properly.  Without proper alignment expensive tires will wear out faster, and the incredible handling your car can deliver will be compromised.

Tune-up

Give us a chance to tune your car up again.  Return it's performance to what you experienced when the car was new.  If you can't remember when you had your Corvette tuned up last, it is probably time to have it tuned up again. 

 

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Last modified: 03/22/10