2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test - Maintenance
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: (Not So) Routine

July 18, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

With our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado just passing 22K miles, we were due for a service visit. The oil change, tire pressure check and other sundry items were pretty routine. The recall was not.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Due for Service at 21,000

June 17, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Look at that. Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is due for service. With just over 21,000 miles on the odometer, it still falls under the General Motors free scheduled maintenance plan for 2014 Silverados. Sadly, the plan stretches two years and 24,000 miles. So next time, it's coming out of our pocket. We'll get the truck to the shop and let you know how it turns out.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: 500 Hours of Service

April 8, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Here's a different milestone from our fleet. Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado just hit 500 engine hours, a metric that reminds us that the truck is made to do more than haul mulch and furniture, such as idle for extended periods while powering accessories on a job site. This may have more relevance for diesels than gas burners, but it seems like a handy number to know along with an odometer reading, especially for resale.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: 15,000-Mile Service and More

February 14, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Talk about good timing. The recently announced exhaust recall for our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado more or less coincided with a fast-approaching 15,000-mile service. A pair of technical service bulletins had also been announced since our last dealer visit, so we decided to get everything taken care of in one shot. We chose to take the Silverado to a different dealership for service this time around. Read on to find out how it went.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Road Trip Seat Comfort

February 11, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The dull slog of my L.A. to Phoenix road trip gave me plenty of time to fixate on the long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado's seat.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Hot Exhaust Recall

January 17, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

General Motors has recalled some 370,000 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups made with the 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 engines. The issue is the potential for fire due to overheating exhaust components in the event of extended idling. The 6.2-liter V8 is not part of it.

The release goes on to say that all eight reported incidents that led to fires occurred in areas with "very cold weather."

Overheating and fire in very cold weather may seem odd, but I get it.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: 7,500-Mile Service

October 25, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

We took our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado to the dealer for its first service. The owner's manual calls for routine maintenance at 7,500-mile intervals. The onboard oil change warning lit up sometime after that.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: First Call for Service

October 9, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

After piling on the miles in the first three months of ownership, our 2014 Silverado finally asked for its first service at just over 8,400 miles. At first glance, waiting that long to do the first oil change seems a bit harsh. It's not.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Airbag Recall

August 7, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors is recalling 843 of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado crew-cab pickup trucks in the U.S. to replace the passenger airbag. "Less than one percent of the affected airbags in the recall may have this condition," said Alan Adler, a GM spokesman. "Affected vehicles at dealerships will be repaired before being delivered to customers." Read the full recall here.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Engine Break-in Procedure

August 6, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

This is the recommended break-in procedure for our new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. It isn't too overbearing. That is, until you read the first bullet point, "keep the vehicle speed at 55 mph for the first 50 miles." What do you think about that?

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