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While waiting for the super bowl to start yesterday I decided to look through the maintenance page in my cruze manual.
My 2013 cruze is now 4 years old and I have 19,700 miles on her. Figured she'd need an air filter by now. To my surprise the manual says 72,000 is when the air filter needs replacing. Then I saw 150,000 is when the coolant needs flushing/change. At 10k a year that would be 15 years before you change the radiator fluid. I'm not waiting near that long.
Heck when I first started driving it was 12-24 months for air filter, 10,000 miles for points & spark plugs and every two years for radiator fluid.
But back then to start some cars you still had to use the crank handle in front. lol
 

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My 2013 cruze is now 4 years old and I have 19,700 miles on her. Figured she'd need an air filter by now. To my surprise the manual says 72,000 is when the air filter needs replacing. Then I saw 150,000 is when the coolant needs flushing/change. At 10k a year that would be 15 years before you change the radiator fluid. I'm not waiting near that long.
From the manual: "Replace engine air cleaner filter (3)"
On the next page: "(3) Or every four years, whichever comes first."

Likewise, the cooling system is flushed every 5 or 10 years depending on which schedule you're looking at.
 

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I just got my periodic 3 year/15K service (I had a coupon) and I knew I was in trouble when the filters shown to me were about as clean as could be. Also my service featured a computerized alignment ($99 value) that I didn't get, their machine has been broken. The main selling point of the $129 service also included a 29 point inspection and tire rotation, wait aren't these last two items included with the $49.95 GM Dexos promo for 2017. Why they didn't even wash my car which is always done upon request. I thought about it, got the GM survey, praised my Dealer and Service Writer, and then I started to complain. Why they even used an after market filter, isn't the main reason we get Dealer service is for genuine GM parts? In any case I now will get a complementary Oil change when I return!

I was told here my Brake fluid could have used a change, and I think coolant under severe conditions needs to be changed more often after the initial service. I will never do a periodic maintenance again, or 'Winterize' or 'Summerize' my CRUZE
 

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Hey Eddy go to a car wash . Then buy some earl and earl filter full synthetic . And ya might want a tint on yer winders .
Lastly you had better get the Dex cool changed out before 5 years ....
 

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Go download the 2014 Owner's Manual for the actual maintenance schedule. The 2011-2013 schedules leave a lot to be desired.
 

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Hey Eddy go to a car wash . Then buy some earl and earl filter full synthetic . And ya might want a tint on yer winders .
Lastly you had better get the Dex cool changed out before 5 years ....
Tint came with the Car, not a real dark tint which is good as California has some really harsh tint laws. My Dex Cool was replaced at 8000 miles when I changed my Water pump so I'm good. It seems that the CRUZE is truly a low maintenance car.
 
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