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I recieved a postcard from the dealership where black beauty is spending a few days waiting for a new cooling fan (amongst other things while there) saying I should have them do the 'recomended' 24,000 mi service.
what does this supposedly consist of :flag
 

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mikepowell said:
I recieved a postcard from the dealership where black beauty is spending a few days waiting for a new cooling fan (amongst other things while there) saying I should have them do the 'recomended' 24,000 mi service.
what does this supposedly consist of :flag

I'm at work right now so I don't have my chevy manual at hand, but most of the 24000 mile stuff is oil change, transmission filter change, air filter, and either maint 1 or maint 2 which consists of things such as checking for cooling system leaks, brake system check, steering and belts, hoses, etc. I usually do all the stuff myself as it is not difficult and keep written records for warranty purposes. The Haines manual for chevy ssr lists all maintenance checks and intervals in the general info section of vol.1. :flag
 

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My service guy told be they do 15,000 - 30,000 - 45,000 - and 60,000 standard servicing.
That's what the info I got from my service guy said ...I just got an invite to come in for an FREE oil change. Hopefully, they will change it since my :ssr overheated...tranny fluid, as well.
 

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These "invitations" are a bad deal. In general, the dealership does a lot of BS type checks and charges $200 to $450 depending on how rapacious they are and how naive they think you are. There are marketing firms that do these mailings for them in some cases.

If you read the owners manual maintenance section carefully, you will see what needs to be done and when, and that many of the service items are visual checks only. You can do the visual "checks" yourself. The key things are

- oil change at least when the oil change monitor says so, OR no longer than a year, or at least TWICE a year if driving in freezing weather, OR 4500 miles. Use synthetic oil ONLY in thsse hot running engines.

- Transmission fluid in MOST vehicles is good t0 100,000 miles, but in the SSR I would say a Maximum of 25,000 miles because the hot running engine heats up the transmission fluid a LOT (which you see if you have the auxiliary guage package on the 03 and 04)

- Air cleaner needs changing (or cleaning of a K&N or similar) at LEAST every 20,000 miles, sometime sas often as 10,000 miles,depending on ambient environment.

- Most quick change oil places can do all those visual checks the manual talks about as part of their oil change ritual. because they hope they can sell you the service and parts if they find something is needed. THAT is a LOT less expensive than your local Chevy dealer.

- Any brake shop would be delighted to check your brakes pad wear for you, hoping that you will buy new ones from them if needed.

Don't get sucked in by the "invitations" unles you have lots of extra cash you want to give away.

Jim G
 

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houtex said:
My service guy told be they do 15,000 - 30,000 - 45,000 - and 60,000 standard servicing.
I always ask, Who is setting those standards and why do the sellers of maintance always halve the intervals.
 

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thats kinda what I was thinking Jim

I just changed the oil and the tranny's next. :thumbs
didn't think about the air filter though :flag
 
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