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45,000 Mile Service

The 45,000 mile service is an intermediate service, falling between the basic oil change and the more comprehensive major service.

What to Expect

  • This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and safety inspection, as well as possible replacement of the engine air filter and cabin air filter.
  • While changing the oil, the mechanic should perform a visual inspection of the brakes, belts, hoses. The mechanic should also look for any fluid leaks, listen for any abnormal noises, and pay attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.
  • If this service is performed at the dealership, they should also take care of any necessary recalls. To check for recalls, click here.

Additional Repairs That May Be Necessary


Service intervals may vary between auto manufacturers. Please consult your owners manual for service information related to your specific vehicle.

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