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First Scheduled Maintenance - Suggestions?

Going in Monday for my first scheduled maintenance. I know the dealership has a check list of things to do and check. I'm going to have oil & filter changed as well as rotate tires and have alignment checked while I'm there.

Question - Is there anything (besides routine) else I should have done or looked at while they have vehicle?

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For the first maintenance on a 2014, those items and the usual multi-point inspection ought to suffice unless there is something going on that you know about because of noise, vibration, malfunction, whatever.

I change my engine air filter, cabin air filter, and wiper blades annually --overkill per the manual, I know, but it provides me some cheap peace of mind. Your car may be too new for any of that even if you wanted to do it, though.


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Don't pay for an alignment if you don't need it. Just get the oil changed. You can rotate tires if you like but wouldn't bother if you have less than 7500 miles on it.
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Glad you brought that up. I do need wiper blades and I'll make sure they check the filters. I've had my Stang for 10 months and put 4,300 miles on the meter. There is a slight pull to the left at highway speeds so I'll have them check that out. Close enough to 7,500 miles I'll go ahead and get tires rotated.

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Many years ago I discovered something: the owner's manual of every car has a list of required maintenance. The dealers, otoh, have "maintenance schedules" that exceed what the manufacturers require. These dealer schedules are, for the most part, very pricey.
I would suggest you look in your owner's manual where you will find exactly what is required of your car and when.
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Going in Monday for my first scheduled maintenance. I know the dealership has a check list of things to do and check. I'm going to have oil & filter changed as well as rotate tires and have alignment checked while I'm there.

Question - Is there anything (besides routine) else I should have done or looked at while they have vehicle?

Thanks,
-Paul
Hello SquidBillyPaul,

For future reference, you can check out your maintenance schedule on your owner's manual. You can also check it out here.

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I change my engine air filter, cabin air filter, and wiper blades annually --overkill per the manual, I know, but it provides me some cheap peace of mind. Your car may be too new for any of that even if you wanted to do it, though.
Overkill indeed. How dirty are your filters after a year??

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I recently took my month old GT/CS in for its first oil change. I know, it wasn't required, only had 1400 miles, but it's something I still think there may be a benefit to and it's the cost of an oil change so better to be safe. I was surprised, though, when the the dealership charged me $80, a $20 premium because the 5.0 requires so much extra oil. Of course, the three different environmental fees didn't help, either.
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Overkill indeed. How dirty are your filters after a year??
Here's my cabin air filter after only 10,000 miles of driving.


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