Lots of things have changed recently, and many people are driving less. You might be wondering: “If I’m driving less, do I still need to keep my vehicle maintained? What kind of maintenance does my Chevy even need?” At Raceway Chevrolet of Bethlehem, we’ll gladly help you answer these questions. Find out more about how to keep your Chevy in good shape while you’re driving it less, so that you can enjoy it when you start driving more! And when the time comes for service, be sure to visit Raceway Chevrolet of Bethlehem, not far from Allentown.
If you’re driving less, you may find that you can go a longer period of time between service — but this isn’t always the case. Take oil changes, for example. If your Chevy uses synthetic oil, we recommend bringing it in for an oil change anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 miles. It may take you a lot longer to reach that mileage now — but mileage isn’t everything. If it’s been a year since your last oil change, you should still bring your Chevy in. That’s because driving isn’t the only thing that breaks oil down; time can also have an effect. This is true with all fluid-related services, as well as several others. But some services, like brake pad replacement, may indeed be necessary less frequently.
Even if you don’t need to drive anywhere at all, it is important that you drive your Chevy regularly; we recommend starting your vehicle up and taking it for a drive at least once a week. Try to make sure the drive is at least 20 minutes, as well; this will allow the alternator enough time to recharge the battery. Driving this often has many benefits:
When you’re ready to bring your Chevy in for service, we invite you to use our online service scheduler at Raceway Chevrolet of Bethlehem. We look forward to seeing you!