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When you make a purchase boldly demand a maintenance schedule along with it, so you can properly maintain your purchase, spend a little on the preventive maintenance and don't be afraid to do a little work on your cars or and or appliances, keep up the maintenance schedule and you will save yourself a lot of money in the long run, in many cases car owners have saved tens of thousands of dollars just by properly maintaining them..

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A scheduled maintenance is required to maintain the printer's performance. To do this, you need to install the proper maintenance kit.

Dec 20, 2012 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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microwave oven maintenance schedule


yes if you go to the instr. manual you will find in section maintenance the properly schedule.
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download the instr.manual from www.retrevo.com give you model, serial number, +marks

Jul 27, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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what maintenance is scheduled for 60K


 STEERING/FRONT SUSPENSION: CHECK
• Maintains integrity of steering and suspension components, and
assures proper wear
 REAR SUSPENSION: CHECK FOR WEAR
• Maintains integrity of suspension components, and assures
proper wear
 DRIVESHAFT JOINTS: CHECK FOR WEAR/PLAY
 DRIVESHAFT: CHECK BOOTS
• Assures proper wear and that foreign matter does not contaminate
drive shaft joints
 PROPELLER SHAFT, PILOT BEARING AND
UNIVERSAL JOINTS: CHECK WEAR
AWD models only
• Helps assure proper all wheel drive performance
 EXHAUST SYSTEM: CHECK FOR DAMAGE/LEAKS
• Maintains quiet operation and proper emission control
 SPARK PLUGS: REPLACE
Except engine VIN code 85
• New spark plugs are specially designed and calibrated to provide
optimum engine operation.
• Engine is tested on special Volvo equipment after spark plug installation

Mar 25, 2010 | 2004 Volvo S40

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Have 2005 Grand Cherokee, had oil changed as usual every 3000 miles they recommended a fuel induction service, rear differential service and power steering flush are these needed or what vehicle has 51000 miles, 90 % in town driving.


Most of that is not scheduled maintenance items. I would have your fuel filter replaced, if not done yet, it should be done every 20,000 miles. Alot of these places get a small commission for selling added services. I would go by the maintenance schedule in your owners manual.

Mar 08, 2010 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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My 2006 Malibu LTZ has 25,600 miles of easy driving. Dealer wants to perform an ''air/fuel induction service''. Is this necessary at barely 30,000 miles. Car runs very well -- I have had no problems. Owner's guide is very difficult to understand. Thanks, S.Kaiser


 PREVENTATIVE maintenance is to assure a smooth running, efficient low cost car.   
Now on the subject of using regular all the time, you do not want a buildup of carbon in your intake manifold(the lungs of the engine) so as not to "clog" or damage the emmission sensors and valves that can cost plenty to replace.
 A carbonized intake manifold could cause as much as $1000.00 worth of repairs to have to be done. So spending approx. $150.00 to do a fuel injector & induction service seems a less expensive alternative.
Also it would pay you in the long run to put in a tank of super every three or four tankfuls, with a can of fuel injector cleaner at that time. 
Remember, it is better to spend a little bit extra now than hundreds later. Now said, to replace 3 EGR sensors and valve, plus have to do an intake induction service on top of all that. So be smart, do your PM's regularly but i think just by running fuel injector cleaner every 1,500 miles would be fine. Take care and I hope this helps.

Apr 19, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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