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Maintenance for Your Duramax Diesel in Steeleville, IL

Maintenance for Your Duramax Diesel in Steeleville, IL with Mevert Automotive & Tire Center; image of Chevrolet Duramax Diesel pickup truck pulling heavy equipment vehicle on a trailer

Diesel trucks are common because they can last forever as long as you take care of them properly. The Duramax Diesel maintenance schedule is actually two schedules. One is for driving under normal conditions, and the other is for driving under severe conditions. At Mevert Automotive & Tire Center, we have more than one mechanic trained in maintaining and repairing Duramax Diesel trucks to keep the Duramax running for years to come.

So, what is the difference between ordinary and severe driving? Severe driving is when you constantly:

  • Tow heavy loads;
  • Driving in heavy traffic;
  • Do most of your driving on gravel roads;
  • Idle excessively; or
  • Do a lot of mountain travel.

Duramax Service Schedule for Normal Conditions

Under normal driving conditions, you need to bring your truck in for Duramax diesel maintenance in Steeleville, IL, when the mileage hits the following under normal conditions:

  • Oil and filter change at 7,500 miles.
  • Rotate the tires at 7,500 miles.
  • Change the fuel filter every 22,500 miles or when the ‘Change fuel filter’ message comes on, whichever comes first.
  • Replace the cabin air filter every 22,500 miles or two years, whichever comes first.
  • Replace the engine air filter every 45,000 miles.
  • Flush the coolant every 150,000 miles or five years, whichever comes first.
  • Flush the transmission fluid and change the external transmission filter every 45,000 miles.
  • Change the internal transmission filter every 97,500 miles.
  • 4WD: Change the transfer case fluid every 97,500 miles.
  • Replace the fluid in the rear differential every 100,000 miles. If you have a four-wheel drive, replace the fluid in the front differential at the same time.

     

Duramax Service Schedule for Severe Conditions

If you drive in severe conditions, you need to bring your truck in for Duramax diesel maintenance in Steeleville, IL, when the mileage hits the following under extreme conditions:

  • Replace the transmission fluid every 45,000 miles.
  • Change both internal and external transmission filters every 45,000 miles.
  • Change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles.
  • Rotate the tires every 7,500 miles.
  • Change the fuel filter every 22,500 miles or when the ‘Change fuel filter’ notice comes on, whichever comes first.
  • Replace the air filter every 45,000 miles.
  • Flush the cooling system every 150,000 miles of five years, whichever comes first.
  • Replace the front and rear differential fluid every 100,000 miles.
  • Replace the transfer case fluid every 22,500 miles.

     

Additional Maintenance Items

The tires, brakes, fluids, belts, and hoses are just as essential as maintaining the engine and transmission. If you do a lot of driving, you should check the fluids every two weeks and top them off as needed. Bring your Duramax diesel into the shop to locate and repair the leak if you are losing fluids.

When our diesel mechanic does other maintenance, he will also check the belts, hoses, brakes, and tires. These items are wear and tear things that will wear out quicker the more miles you put on the truck. Also, driving on gravel roads wears tires out fast. Frequent driving on hills and mountain roads takes a toll on a truck’s brakes. Check these fast-wearing items more frequently – at least once per month.

When you need a maintenance tech you can count on, bring the Duramax Diesel to Mevert Automotive & Tire Center for all your maintenance needs.