How to Properly Maintain Your Infiniti QX70
When it comes to crossovers, the Infiniti QX70 leads the pack with its athletic stance and boisterous exhaust note—thanks to its brawny and functional design mated with powerful V6 and V8 engines (for older models) and a reliable automatic transmission available in both rear and all-wheel drive. A mid-size luxury SUV, the QX70 calls for regular pampering and expert maintenance from the engine down to the tires in exchange for its high performance. To ensure that you enjoy your Infiniti to its fullest, make sure you follow our comprehensive guide on how to properly maintain the QX70:
- Treat the owner's manual as the Infiniti QX70 bible.
Make sure you read through Infiniti QX70's owner's manual, so you can follow the step-by-step instructions in operating your vehicle. If your car is brand new, take note of the pre-driving preparations guide; this contains essential information on how to prep the QX70, so you can maximize the use of the features of your vehicle. The owner's manual covers the basics of do-it-yourself maintenance repairs. Some of the things it covers include: maintenance of tires, doors, engine hood, brakes, pedals, and more. You may also use it to take note of the schedule of essential maintenance repairs as well as the prescribed frequency of inspection needed for the parts inside and outside the vehicle.
- Remember these prescribed schedules.
If you generally drive your QX70 on highways with temperate weather conditions, you simply need to conduct standard maintenance, which requires a 5,000-mile or 6-month service interval, whichever comes first. This includes replacing engine oil and filter, lubricating propeller shaft grease, and rotating the tires. Once you reach the 10,000-mile or 1-year mark, aside from the standard engine oil and filter checks, you can now inspect the brakes and transmission. Make sure that the transmission fluid is clean and sufficient and that all the brake lines, cables, rotors, and etc. are well-lubricated and free of damage.
If you want to upgrade your Infiniti to its fullest, you can select premium maintenance, which is available every 30,000 miles or a 36-month interval.
- Conduct special off-road maintenance if you are to use the QX70 on severe operating conditions.
Planning on taking the car in dusty, rough, and muddy roads for off-road driving? Looking to use the car in a city with freezing climate? Expect a more frequent and comprehensive maintenance process if you are to use your vehicle on extreme conditions such as these. You would have to inspect the brakes and suspension, along with the engine every 5,000 miles. Additional parts you need to check include axle and suspension parts; brake calipers, rotors, and pads; and steering gear, linkages, and ball joints.
- Be prepared to spend for preventative maintenance.
Preventative scheduled maintenance conducted by the Infiniti dealership is a necessary investment if you want to optimize your car's performance, durability, and safety. Sure, you can perform some of the minor repairs yourself, but it would be smarter to take it to an expert technician so he can prescribe the maintenance schedule according to your driving habits and local conditions.