If you are still driving your 2007 GMC Yukon, the chances are you know a little about the importance of a regular maintenance schedule for your truck. There are a lot of routine steps that all car owners need to deal with on a regular basis. As your truck cruises past the 100,000-mile mark and barrels on toward 200,000, there are areas of maintenance that you may have to attend to for the first time. For example, a 2007 GMC Yukon liftgate motor may need to be restored and the hydraulic hood supports may need to be replaced. But that’s down the road.
Let’s first take a look at some the common sense steps every GMC Yukon driver should take from the day their truck rolls out of the showroom floor to the day it rolls out to pasture.
- Oil and Filter Change—In the past oil for most vehicles needed to be changed every 3,000 miles. Now, it really depends on the type of oil you use, and how many miles your Yukon has. If you use 0W-20, you can wait up to 10,000 miles to change your oil. A quick word to the wise—if you have been using semi or full-synthetic oils, do not go back and forth as this can wreak havoc on your engine. Always keep it the same
- Tire Balance and Rotation—Inexpensive but necessary to keep your tire wear even. Whether you have a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you should rotate your tires every 7,500 miles. Many mistakenly think that a 4-wheel-drive vehicle does not need its tires rotated, but this is not true. There are many factors that determine the variation in tire tread erosion. If each tire rides on each wheel position during the life of the tire, it will prevent irregular wear.
- Fluid Checks—Top off the windshield wiper, transmission, air-conditioning, and power steering fluids.
- Safety Inspection—Check for issues with belts, hoses, brakes, and tires.
- Fuel Filter—Getting your fuel filter changed will help to prevent your engine from running rough.
- Air Filter—Your engine needs to breathe easily, and a dirty air filter will cause it to clog up.
- Battery—You can get your battery tested at your local auto store unless you have your own battery tester at home.
- Brake Fluid—If you have low brake fluid levels, please fill it. If it's dark in color, have it changed. Brake fluid is vital because your car may not stop even if you press the brakes.
- Brake Pads and Shoes—Depending on how much you drive you will need to change your brakes and rotors more often. This is especially true with a large SUV like a GMC Yukon because a larger car requires more effort to brake.
- Coolant—Changing cooland keeps your engine from overheating.
- Transmission Fluid— Changing your transmission fluid prevents shifting problems and burning up the transmission in your GMC Yukon.
- Tune-Up—Spark plugs and wires need to be changed out every 90,000 to 100,000 miles. If you notice that your 2007 Yukon is more difficult to start or is running rough, then you should get a tune up right away. Something as simple as needing a tune-up can cause your engine light to come on. If your vehicle uses inexpensive spark plugs, then they may need to be changed much sooner than 90,000 miles.
- Power Steering Fluid—This keeps your vehicle easy to steer.
- Hoses—Make sure there are no tears or holes.
- Timing Chain—Your GMC Yukon probably has a timing chain instead of a timing belt. This means you probably won’t need to replace it until well into the six figures of mileage.
- 02 Sensors—If you are using more gas than usual or if your car has difficulty in starting up, you may need to get your 02 sensors checked out.
- Coolant—Coolant may again need changing at 125,000 miles depending on the current PH level of the coolant.
- Suspension Bushings/Springs/Alignment—As your vehicle gets older, you will need it aligned more often. Bushings and springs should be replaced for safety reasons at such high mileage.
- Air Conditioner—If you haven’t repaired your air conditioner by this time, and the pressure coming out of the vents is lighter than usual, you might need to repair the compressor clutch, fan, or other components.
- Shocks/Struts—If you aren’t sure how to do a bounce test, it's pretty simple. You can watch a YouTube video here to find out how.
When to Inspect Your Lights
If you are having a difficult time seeing while driving at night or if others are driving too close behind you, your lights may not be working. Depending on where you take your vehicle for regular oil changes, they may or may not check all of your lights, including your turn signals, brake lights, headlights, and taillights.
You can have someone stand outside of your vehicle while you test each light as well. If your lights are not working properly, accidents can happen, and you are more likely to be found at fault by insurance companies and courts.
When to Replace Your Lift Supports
If your trunk does not automatically stay open, or if it gets stuck halfway when you lift it, it's likely you will need to restore or replace your 2007 GMC Yukon liftgate motor or it’s lift supports. If you are an Uber or Lyft driver, not only do you need to schedule regular intervals of maintenance on your vehicle, but you will need to replace or repair your 2007 GMC Yukon liftgate motor and your hydraulic hood supports more than the average driver.
It might even be a good idea to print this page out and put it on the fridge so you can refer back when necessary. If you need to repair the liftgate struts or your 2007 GMC Yukon liftgate motor, you can send us a message here or contact the customer service department at 1-866-969-5438. We have live operators available, not just robots.
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