A Guide to Your Chevrolet Impala Limited Maintenance Schedule
A vehicle to be used for the daily grind needs to be able to keep up with its owner and to take him with wherever and whenever he needs to go. The Chevrolet Impala Limited is designed to do just that… and more. It is a full-size sedan that delivers refinement and excitement that's second to none; built to provide the efficiency and dependability of a fleet vehicle, it is equipped with a 6-cylinder engine that delivers high fuel economy for both city and highway driving. In spite of its tough design, however, your Impala Limited has various maintenance needs that you need to attend to regularly, especially if you are to use it for severe commercial driving i.e. as a public transportation or as a patrol car. Here is the complete maintenance schedule for your reference to help you keep up with your Chevy's service and repair needs:
- Rotate tires every 7,500 miles.
You need to do this in order to achieve uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important rotation, so make sure you do not miss the schedule. Aside from rotating the tires, you also have to check tire inflation pressure and inspect the tires for wear (both the main set of tires and the spare tire) once a month. Some signs you need to look out for are the following: a set of indicators at three or more places around the tire, a cord or fabric through the rubber, a cracked tread or sidewall, or any sign of bump, bulge, or puncture on the tire.
- Replace air filters at least every 22,500 miles or 2 years, whichever comes first.
If you frequently drive in areas with heavy traffic, poor air quality, and high dust levels, you might have to replace the air filter more frequently. And you might also have to replace the filters right away if you notice reduction in air flow, too much fogging of the windows, or foul odors from the vehicle.
To inspect the filter, simply open the engine compartment on the driver side, take out the filter, and lightly shake it to remove dust and dirt. If the filter still has too much dirt, you have to get a new filter. Don't forget to put it back or to replace it before operating the engine as it can cause fire.
- Inspect, change, and refill fluids regularly, starting at 7,500 miles.
Having adequate fluid levels is necessary to maintain your Impala Limited's optimum performance. This is why you need to follow the recommended inspection and change schedule for specific fluids in your vehicle. Every 7,500 miles, you have to check the engine oil level and oil life percentage and refill or replace it as needed. Your brake fluid, on the other hand, needs to be replaced once your car hits the 150,000-mile mark, while the transmission fluid should be changed before that mark, which is at 97,500 miles. However, if you are to use the Impala Limited for severe driving conditions, you have to replace the transmission fluid as soon as it hits the 45,000-mile mark.