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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Special Application Services

  • Severe Commercial Use Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis components every 5 000 km/ 3,000 mi.
  • Have underbody flushing service performed. See "Underbody Maintenance" in Exterior Care on page 10-74.

For 2014 Chevrolet Captiva vehicles used in severe commercial applications, adhering to a specialized maintenance schedule is crucial to ensure longevity and optimal performance. This type of rigorous use often includes frequent stop-and-go driving, heavy payloads, or operating in harsh environments. Two key special application services for such vehicles are the lubrication of chassis components every 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) and performing an underbody flushing service.

In severe commercial use, the stress on chassis components is significantly higher than in standard driving conditions. To mitigate wear and tear, it is essential to lubricate chassis components more frequently. The recommended interval is every 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles). This maintenance task involves applying grease to various parts of the suspension and steering systems, such as ball joints, tie rod ends, and control arms. Regular lubrication helps reduce friction, prevent corrosion, and ensure smooth operation of these critical components, ultimately extending their service life and maintaining vehicle safety and performance.

Vehicles used in severe commercial applications often encounter conditions that can lead to the accumulation of dirt, salt, and other debris on the underbody. Over time, these substances can cause rust and corrosion, compromising the structural integrity of the vehicle. To prevent this, an underbody flushing service is recommended at regular intervals. This service involves thoroughly cleaning the underside of the vehicle with pressurized water to remove harmful buildup. By performing an underbody flushing service, you help protect the vehicle's frame, exhaust system, and other underbody components from premature damage and corrosion, ensuring the vehicle remains reliable and safe for commercial use.

Adhering to these specialized maintenance practices is essential for 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport vehicles in severe commercial use. Regular chassis lubrication and underbody flushing not only enhance the vehicle's performance and safety but also significantly extend its lifespan, making it a more dependable asset for commercial operations.

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