15,000 mile maintenance ????
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    15,000 mile maintenance ????

    my car is about to hit the 15,000 mile mark..
    i was wondering on the 15 k mile maintenance that the dealership offers what are they goin to do to my car?.. becuz im thinking doin it my self instead of paying the damn dealer ship big money...

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    change your oil.....

    also change your gear lube + diff

    switch to synthetic oils ...but do so after some research first on what oil you should use.

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    The dealership will also "check" a lot of stuff like brake pads, tires, filters, etc. If you ask me, going to a dealership and paying them $400 to "check" a bunch of items on a car is just giving them a license to find more stuff to replace so that they can charge you more to replace it.

    In addition to to what bluej20 said, you should check/change your air filter.

    Here is something that BrianH posted back in September:

    Every 3,000 miles or
    three months


    *
    Change engine oil and oil filter
    *
    Check tire pressure and condition
    *
    Check transmission, transaxle, brake, clutch (if applicable), washer and radiator fluid levels

    Every 6,000 to 9,000 miles or six months
    Beginning at 22,500 miles

    All 3,000 mile services, plus:

    *
    Adjust clutch and hillholder (if applicable)
    *
    Rotate tires

    Every15,000 miles or every 18 months

    All 3,000 mile services, plus:

    *
    Rotate tires
    *
    Change air and fuel filters
    *
    Service fuel injectors (beginning at 45,000 miles)
    *
    Test emissions system
    *
    Change automatic transmission fluid (if applicable)
    *
    Adjust clutch and hillholder (if applicable)
    *
    Check brake linings
    *
    Adjust parking brake
    *
    Check C.V. joints
    *
    Inspect exhaust system
    *
    Check coolant protection level
    *
    Check engine component drive belts and adjust as neccessary
    *
    Inspect cooling system hoses
    *
    Lubricate lock cylinders
    *
    Check exterior light bulbs for proper function
    *
    Check windshield washer and wiper operations

    Every 30,000 miles or
    three years

    All 15,000 mile services, plus:

    *
    Change gear oil
    *
    Flush and service cooling system
    *
    Change brake fluid
    *
    Tune engine
    *
    Change spark plugs (2.5 L and SVX at 60,000 miles)
    *
    Perform induction & intake system service
    *
    Clean throttle assembly and linkage
    *
    Adjust carburetor (if applicable)
    *
    Change distributor cap and rotor (if applicable)
    *
    Engine compression check (2.5 L and SVX if applicable)
    *
    Set engine timing
    *
    Check engine computer for fault codes
    *
    Test/service battery
    *
    Adjust ECVT switches (if applicable)
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