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  • Change engine oil and oil filter while engine is at operating temperature.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Check rear axle for leaks.
  • Half shafts: Check for leaks at flexible boots.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks.
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks. Check P/S fluid level; add fluid necessary.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads using special tool. Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear pads.
  • Check brake (and clutch) system connections and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
  • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage and joint disc.
  • Check parking brake actuation. Adjust if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary. Check condition of tires. Note : If requested, rotate all four road wheels.
  • Inspect entire body for rust.

Engine Compartment

  • Read out diagnostic system.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks. Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir. Add fluid if required.
  • Replace brake fluid every 2 years (time interval begins from vehicle's production date).
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Replace microfilter(s).
    Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions.
  • Replace intake air cleaner element.
    Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions.
  • Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical Equipment

  • Check battery state-of-charge, and charge if required.
  • Check lighting system, i.e., headlights, foglights, parking, back-up, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated make-up mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wipers and washer system(s), washer jet positions.
  • Replace wiper blade inserts.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Check central locking/double lock.
  • Check operation of all latches.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower fan, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors.
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations or accessories.

Final Inspection

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.