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The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.

R : Replace

I : Inspect and, after inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary


Severe driving conditions


Severe driving conditions

A- Repeatedly driving short distance of less than 5 miles (8 km) in normal temperature or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperature

B- Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances C-Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or saltspread roads

D-Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather

E-Driving in sandy areas

F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 90°F (32°C)

G- Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road

H-Towing a Trailer, or using a camper, or roof rack

I -Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use or vehicle towing

J - Driving over 106 mph (170 km/h)

K-Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions

Normal maintenance schedule
The following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle emission services to protect your warranty. Where both mileage an ...

Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
Engine oil and filter The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil and ...

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Telemetics Unit (TMU) Inspection
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Checking the brake/clutch fluid level
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Auto Defogging Sensor Description
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