These are the maintenance and inspection items which are considered to be owner's responsibility. They can be done by the owner or be can have them done at a service shop. These items include those which should be checked on a daily basis, those which, in most cases, do not require (special) tools and those which are considered to be reasonable for the owner to do. Items and procedures for general maintenance are as follows.
1. GENERAL NOTES
Maintenance items may very from country and country. Check the owner's manual supplement in which the maintenance schedule is shown.
Every service items in the periodic maintenance schedule must be performed.
Periodic maintenance service must be performed according to whichever interval in the periodic maintenance schedule occurs first, the odometer reading (miles) or the time interval (months).
Maintenance service after the last period should be performed at the same time interval as before unless otherwise noted.
Failure to do even one item an cause the engine to run poorly and increase exhaust emissions.
(a) Check that the headlights, stop lights, taillights, turn signal lights, and other lights are all working.
(b) Check the headlights aim.
3. WARNING LIGHTS AND BUZZERS
Check that all warning lights and buzzers function properly.
Check that it is working.
5. WINDSHIELD GLASS
Check for scratches, pits or abrasions.
6. WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
(a) Check operation of the wipers and washer.
(b) Check that the wipers do not streak.
7. WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER
Check that air comes out from the defroster outlet when operating the heater or air conditioner at defroster mode.
8. REAR VIEW MIRROR
Check that it is mounted securely.
9. SUN VISORS
Check that they move freely and mounted securely.
10. STEELING WHEEL
Check that it has the specified freeplay. Be alert for changes in steering condition, such as hard steering, excessive freeplay or strange noises.
(a) Check that all front seat controls such as seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. operate smoothly.
(b) Check that all latches lock securely in any position.
(c) Check that the head restraints move up and down smoothly and that the locks hold securely in any latch position.
(d) For folding-down rear seat backs, check that the latches look securely.
12. SEAT BELTS
(a) Check that the seat belt system such as buckles, retractors and anchors operate properly and smoothly.
(b) Check that the belt webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged.
13. ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Check the pedal for smooth operation and uneven pedal effort or catching.
14. BRAKE PEDAL (BR-9 )
(a) Check that pedal for smoothly operation.
(b) Check that the pedal has the proper reserve distance and freeplay.
15. BRAKE BOOSTER (BR-40 )
Check the brake booster function.
At a safe place, check that the brakes do not pull to one side when applied.
17. PARKING BRAKE (BR-14 )
(a) Check that the lever has the proper travel.
(b) On a safe incline, check that the vehicle is held securely with only the parking brake applied.
18. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION "PARK" MECHANISM
(a) Check the lock release button of the selector level for proper and smooth operation.
(b) On a safe incline, check that the vehicle is held securely with the selector lever in the "P" position and all brakes released.