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Needing necessary maintenance ideas (other than oil change, filters, tires) for 2005 Equinox with 120,000 miles on it. Mostly highway driving.

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Most probably your struts are due to be changed.

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It is due to have coolant changed vehicle runs dexcool which is a 5yr 150k mile coolant so time is up on that. i would also recommend transmission service. check the cabin filter if yours has one it will be under hood on cowl by wiper arms

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