Maintenance requirements vary by vehicle. Consult the owner’s manual for actual required maintenance.
Today’s charging systems have demands far in excess of those required by older vehicles. Increased electrical demand by today’s automobiles impact the charging system.
INPUTS (corresponding changes) are made by the computer to the charging system’s voltage and amperage outputs through signals sent to the voltage regulation circuits and/or engine idle speed control (OUTPUTS).
- Check battery cables, case and hold-downs, clean terminals, load test and check voltage every 20,000 miles.
- Check belts every 20,000 miles.
- Check battery fluid level every 10,000 miles (except maintenance-free batteries).
- Replace belts every 30,000 miles.