Routine maintenance is an important part of vehicle ownership. Genesis makes it easy to stay on top of this responsibility by including 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary, factory-scheduled maintenance with new-vehicle purchases and leases. Genesis’s Intelligent Assistant smartphone app, which provides you with a monthly vehicle report and the ability to remotely schedule service appointments, is also complimentary for three years.
Better still, with the Genesis Service Valet, you don’t even have to set foot in the service department if you prefer not to. As part of the complimentary maintenance plan, we can perform remote diagnostic checks, pick up your vehicle, send a Courtesy Replacement, and return your Genesis when it’s ready to go. Plus, if anything should happen while you’re on the road, Genesis offers five years of complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance. Let’s take a look at the simple services your vehicle needs to keep running at its best.
Keeping up with oil and oil filter changes is a simple yet crucial component of any fuel-burning vehicle’s maintenance. And, since each new Genesis comes with 3 years/36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance, all you have to do is make an appointment and get your vehicle in for these quick services. Changing the oil and oil filter is important to ensure that the engine runs smoothly and at the optimal temperature. Over time, particles from normal vehicle operation will make their way into the oil. While most will be caught by the oil filter, its ability to catch foreign matter will decline over the life of the filter. Ask your service technician or check your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change interval for the Genesis model that you own.
Inspect the Remaining Fluids and Battery
Motor oil isn’t the only fluid to keep tabs on. You’ll also want to have the brake, transmission, and washer fluids checked, as well as the engine coolant. If you want to do this yourself between visits to your Genesis service department, you can determine the proper level of transmission fluid much like you would motor oil by using the dipstick that’s provided. As for the others, a quick visual inspection should suffice. While you’re at it, give the battery a quick once-over. If you notice any corrosion on its terminals, you can clean it off by using a wire brush and a solution of water and baking soda, or have your Genesis technician service it.
Tire Condition and Rotation
Depending on the type of drivetrain your vehicle has – front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel – some of the tires will wear sooner than others based on their position. With that said, regular tire rotations prevent uneven wear by varying which tires take the biggest brunt. Your Genesis technician will check your tires each time your vehicle is in for service, but you should walk around your vehicle regularly (once per week is a good interval) to do a visual check and be sure that the tires aren’t looking low and there are no signs of damage to the rubber. It’s a good idea to keep a tread indicator and a tire pressure gauge in your glove box and use them for accurate readings between service appointments. The correct pressure for your tires can be found in the owner’s manual or on the sticker on the driver’s-side door jamb.