Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
Service and Maintenance 231
Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services - Severe
(1) Or every two years, whichever comes
first. More frequent passenger compartment
air filter replacement may be needed if
driving in areas with heavy traffic, poor air
quality, high dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air filter
replacement may also be needed if there is
reduced airflow, window fogging, or odors.
Your GM dealer can help determine when to
replace the filter.
(2) Or every four years, whichever comes
first. If driving in dusty conditions, inspect
the filter at each oil change or more often
as needed. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
(3) Or every five years, whichever comes
first. See Cooling System 0 168.
(4) Or every ten years, whichever comes
first. Inspect for fraying, excessive cracking,
or damage; replace, if needed.
(5) If equipped with automatic transmission,
replace brake fluid every five years.
If equipped with manual transmission,
replace brake/clutch fluid every three years.
See Brake Fluid 0 174.
(6) Or every 12 months, whichever comes
first. See Wiper Blade Replacement 0 177.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever comes first.
See Gas Strut(s) 0 178.
(8) Replace air conditioning desiccant every
Special Application Services
Severe Commercial Use Vehicles Only:
Lubricate chassis components every oil
Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody Maintenance"
in Exterior Care 0 216.
Your vehicle is an important investment and
caring for it properly may help to avoid
future costly repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional maintenance
services may be required.
It is recommended that your dealer perform
these services — their trained dealer
technicians know your vehicle best. Your
dealer can also perform a thorough
assessment with a multi-point inspection to
recommend when your vehicle may need
The following list is intended to explain the
services and conditions to look for that may
indicate services are required.
The 12-volt battery supplies power to start
the engine and operate any additional
To avoid break-down or failure to start
the vehicle, maintain a battery with full
Trained dealer technicians have the
diagnostic equipment to test the battery
and ensure that the connections and
cables are corrosion-free.
Belts may need replacing if they squeak
or show signs of cracking or splitting.
Trained dealer technicians have access to
tools and equipment to inspect the belts
and recommend adjustment or
replacement when necessary.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial to