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2007 Saturn Ion: that has 30,000 miles

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We own a 2007 Saturn Ion that has 30,000 miles. What kind of maintenance does it need at this point?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Randall C replied 4 years ago.
Hello, below you will find the complete 30K maintenance chart for the vehicle. Pretty much normal things. Be sure to pay close attention to brake pad wear. Driving habits can affect brakes at different rates. I also suggest to most customers they should have the throttle body cleaned at least 1 time per year. real simple to do. A good bumper to bumper inspection is really what is needed at this point. No parts are required to be replaced.

Check
Coolant Notes
Check engine coolant fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Vehicle Notes
Visually check for any leaks or damage. A fluid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add fluid if needed.
Washer Fluid Notes
Check windshield washer fluid level and add fluid as needed.
Inspect
Air Filter Element Notes
Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter, at each engine oil change.
Brakes and Traction Control Notes
Inspect Brake System. Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc.
Cooling System Notes
Inspect engine cooling system. Visually inspect hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap and cleaning the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser is recommended at least once a year.
Exhaust System Notes
Inspect exhaust system for a loose or damaged components.
Fuel Supply Line Notes
Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks.
Restraint Systems Notes
Inspect restraint system components. Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
Suspension Notes
Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Throttle Cable/Linkage Notes
Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do NOT lubricate the accelerator or the cruise control cables.
Wiper Blade Notes
Inspect wiper blades for wear, cracking, or contamination. Clean the windshield and wiper blades, if contaminated. Replace wiper blades that are worn or damaged.
Lubricate
Doors Notes
Lubricate body components. Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, rear compartment hinges, outer liftgate handle pivot points, rear door detent link, roller mechanism, liftgate handle pivot points, latch bolt, fuel door hinge, cargo door hinge, locks and folding seat hardware. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment. Applying silicone grease on weather-strips with a clean cloth will make them last longer, seal better and not stick or squeak.
Replace
Cabin Air Filter Notes
Replace the passenger compartment air filter. If the vehicle is driven regularly under dusty conditions, replace the filter more often.
Engine Oil Notes
Change engine oil and filter, or every 12 months whichever occurs first. Reset the oil life system.
Oil Filter, Engine Notes
Rotate
Tires Notes
Rotate tires and check inflation pressures and wear.
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