The owner can do them or they can have them done at a service center.
These items include those that should be checked on a daily basis, those that in most cases do not require special tools, and those that are considered to be reasonable for the owner to do.
General maintenance items and procedures are as follows:
(a) Check that the headlights, stop lights, taillights, turn signal lights, and other lights illuminate or blink properly. Also, check if they are sufficently bright.
(b) Check that the headlights are aimed properly.
WARNING LIGHTS AND BUZZERS
(a) Check that all of the warning lights and buzzers work.
(a) Check if the horn is working correctly.
(a) Check for scratches, pits or abrasions.
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER
(a) Check that the washers are aimed properly. Also, check that the washer fluid hits the center of the operating range of each wiper on the windshield.
(b) Check if the wipers streak. Replace them if necessary.
(a) When the air conditioning is on the defroster setting, check that air comes out of the defroster outlets.
REAR VIEW MIRROR
(a) Check that the rear view mirror is securely installed.
(a) Check that the sun visors move freely and are securely installed.
(a) Check that the steering wheel has the proper amount of free play. Also check for steering difficulty and unusual noises.
(a) Check that the seat adjusters, seatback recliner and other seat controls operate smoothly.
(b) Check that all of the latches lock securely in all positions.
(c) Check that the locks hold securely in all positions.
(d) Check that the headrests move up and down smoothly and that the locks hold securely in all latched positions.
(e) Check the basic functions.
Front Vertical Function
Lumbar Support Adjustment Function (for Driver Seat)
(1) Operate the power seat switches and check that each seat function operates properly:
(a) Check that the seat belt components, such as the buckles, retractors and anchors, operate properly and smoothly.
(b) Check that the belt webbing is not cut, frayed, worn or damaged.
(a) Check that the pedal operates smoothly. Check that the pedal does not have uneven resistance or stick in certain positions.
(a) Check that the brake pedal operates smoothly.
(b) Check that the pedal has the proper reserve distance and free play.
(c) Start the engine and check the brake booster function.
(d) Start the engine and check the brake system indicator.
(a) In a safe place, check that the vehicle does not pull or lead to the side when applying the brakes.
PARKING BRAKE (w/ Electric Parking Brake System)
(a) On a slight grade, check that the parking brake alone can hold the vehicle in place.
PARKING BRAKE (w/o Electric Parking Brake System)
(a) Check that the parking brake pedal has the proper amount of travel.
(b) On a slight grade, check that the parking brake alone can hold the vehicle in place.
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE "PARK" MECHANISM
(a) Check the lock release button of the shift lever for proper and smooth operation.
(b) Check the shift lever for proper and smooth operation.
(c) When the shift lever is in P and all brakes are released in an area that has a slight grade, check that the vehicle is stable.
(a) Check that the correct floor mats are used, and that they are properly installed.