Tuesday’s featured post is a M2 Maintenance Service performed on a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander, and brought to us by a client from Bridgeport, Richmond.
Our Chevrolet Uplander, like all vehicles, requires maintenance to keep it reliable. At Pawlik Automotive our M2 Maintenance Service consists of a lube, oil and filter service along with a comprehensive inspection.
The comprehensive inspection includes: a lengthy road test to evaluate the vehicle’s operation; a thorough underhood visual inspection plus a cooling system pressure test and a battery and charging system test; a complete under vehicle inspection of steering, suspension and drivetrain components along with a detailed brake inspection. Tires are rotated if required. Door, hood and trunk latches, hinges and locks are lubricated.
The beauty of this inspection is the information gathered helps assess the condition of the vehicle and allows the vehicle owner to make plans on appropriate services needed now and in the future.
How often should this service be done? Every second to third oil change or every twelve to eighteen months.
The comprehensive inspection alone is a great tool to evaluate the condition of any vehicle and help you make decisions about the vehicle if you’re sitting on the fence.
Our Chevrolet Uplander was in very good condition. The owner takes very good care of this vehicle and it shows. I would also say that GM has improved this vehicle greatly from preceding models. The Uplander is the replacement vehicle for the Chevrolet Venture which was a very problematic vehicle. We had a client who brought a Venture to us at 50,000 kilometers needing $4000.00 worth of repairs. By the time they hit 100,000 kilometers the same $4000.00 in repairs were needed again. That was not a well built vehicle. This Uplander, at 90,000 kilometers has needed none of that work.
For more about the Chevrolet Uplander click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Uplander
Here’s a review on the Chevrolet Uplander http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/uplander/