Owner maintenance precautions
Periodic service is critical for longer life and optimum performance of your car, provided it's done the right way. An improper or incomplete service may do more harm than good.
In this section, you'll find a list of standard, easy-to-perform maintenance activities and instructions on how to carry out the same. Though the tests do not involve serious risks, several procedures can only be done by an Authorized Chery Service Dealer having access to special tools.
Some maintenance procedures come with serious risks and could prove fatal. If you are not aware of the correct way to go about it, lack experience or don't have the proper tools and equipment to do the work, it would make sense getting it done at an Authorized Chery Dealer.
It is best to avoid working in the engine room with the engine running. However, if you have to, make sure you take all safety precautions. Remove all jewellery (especially rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces) and neckties, scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the engine or cooling fans. These can become entangled in moving parts and result in injuries.
Owner maintenance schedule
If you expect your vehicle to deliver a safe and dependable performance, it is necessary that a list of checks and inspections be carried out by you or Authorized Chery Dealer at frequencies indicated. Following is the to-do list of routine checks. Any adverse conditions should be brought to the attention of your dealer as soon as possible.
This Owner Maintenance Checks are generally not covered by warranties and you may be charged for labor, parts and lubricants used.
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check coolant level in coolant reservoir.
• Check the windshield washer fluid level.
• Look for low or under-inflated tyres.
• Note any changes in the sound of the exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes in the vehicle.
• Check for vibrations in the steering wheel. Notice any increased steering effort or looseness in the steering wheel, or change in its straightahead position.
• Notice if your vehicle constantly turns slightly or “pulls” to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
• When stopping, listen and check for strange sounds, pulling to one side, increased brake pedal travel or “hard-to-push” brake pedal.
• If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transmission occurs.
• Check parking brake.
• Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle (water dripping from the air conditioning system after use is normal).
Be careful when checking engine coolant level when the engine is hot. Scalding hot coolant and steam may blow out under pressure. This could cause serious injury.
• Check coolant level in the coolant recovery reservoir.
• Check the operation of all exterior lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
• Check the inflation pressures of all tyres including the spare.
• Check radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
• Check windshield washer spray and wiper operation. Clean wiper blades with clean cloth dampened with washer fluid.
• Check headlight alignment.
• Check muffler, exhaust pipes, shields and clamps.
• Check the lap/shoulder belts for wear and function.
• Check for worn tyres and loose wheel lug nuts.
• Clean body and door drain holes.
• Lubricate door hinges and checks, and hood hinges.
• Lubricate door and hood locks and latches.
• Lubricate door rubber weatherstrips.
• Check the air conditioning system before the warm weather season.
• Check the power steering fluid level.
• Clean battery and terminals.
• Check the brake fluid level.