Item checklist for 60,000 mile auto service:
In keeping with the regularly scheduled service maintenance on your car, the second major service that you will have will be at the 60K miles interval. This one is probably the most important and will be the most expensive as well. In addition to the list below, your car may need a new engine timing belt installed and a valve adjustment. These are two very expensive yet very important repairs that your car needs to make it last many trouble-free miles.
The professionals at GIC Car Clinic in San Jose, California have provided you a thorough checklist of the service and maintenance that we perform on your vehicle at its 60K miles maintenance service interval.
- Inspect ball joints, control arms, bushings and linkages.
- Inspect shocks and struts.
- Inspect for any damage or worn components.
- Check and verify proper operation of the steering system.
- Inspect steering linkage and tie-rod ends.
- Inspect steering components for leaks.
- Inspect steering gear and boots.
- Flush power steering fluid.
- Replace fuel filter if the vehicle is equipped with a replaceable filter.
- Inspect fuel lines, fuel tank and mounting brackets.
- Test for proper operation.
- Inspect pads, shoes, rotors and drums.
- Inspect calipers and hoses.
- Inspect wheel cylinders and axle seals.
- Check parking brake operation.
- Test for proper ABS system operation.
- Flush brake fluid every 2 years.
- Inspect belts and hoses.
- Check for vacuum and fuel leaks.
- Inspect ignition cables and engine wiring.
- Change engine oil and filter and replace the air filter.
- Replace spark plugs if required.
- Replace timing belt if required.
- Adjust valves.
- Inspect drive axles for damage.
- Check transmission for leaks.
- Service transfer case fluid if installed.
- Service differential if installed.
- Flush auto transmission fluid.
- Service transmission filter.
- Check for condition and leaks.
- Make sure heat shields are in place.
- Inspect the muffler, exhaust and flex pipes.
- Inspect the exhaust system mounts.
- Check condition and advise the customer.
- Check for uneven wear patterns which could indicate a steering or suspension problem.
- Rotate the tires if necessary.
- Check and inflate tires to manufacturer-recommended specifications.
- Reset tire pressure monitor warning light if applicable.
- Check for loose shields and shrouds.
- Check the operation of seat belts and SRS system.
- Lubricate hinges and door latches.
- Check condition of hoses and belts.
- Flush cooling system every 2 years as required by the manufacturer.
Air Conditioning System:
- Check for proper operation of blowers.
- Check for proper operation of AC and heater.
- Replace cabin air filter if equipped.
Check Computer System:
- Scan computers for trouble codes and check the manufacturer’s database for any recall information.
*Note: Checklist may vary depending on your vehicle make and model. Always consult your owner’s manual for your specific vehicle.
As you can see, we at GIC Car Clinic are very thorough and we are serious about your vehicle’s maintenance service. Call us today and set up an appointment for your 60K miles service.