HHR OIL LIFE RESET and a bit more

Turn the key to IGNITION ON (no engine start).

Fully press and release the accelerator pedal slowly three times within five seconds.

Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle.

If the light or message comes back on when you start the vehicle, the OIL LIFE SYSTEM has not reset.

  • (Q) Most work-miles Traveled in 1 full season? / (A) 2019 21.986 miles
  • (Q) Most miles on the road for an event(s) before coming home? / (A) 2021 5,689 miles
  • (Q) Did I do the work? NO I hate working on cars but only one company work on my vehical.
  • Note I did, gasket seal under cowl for a water leak, AC blower motor, smoked headlights, rear hatch and rear bumper, removed the rear seats, balck out wheels and grill, and added a cargo bin from a HHR panel.
  • (Q) Why did you chose an HHR? / (A) I was not looking for one it just worked out.
  • (Q) How many sets of tires have I gone through? (A) On my third set, I always buy new. with 65k and road hazard.

The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof), yes, I agree it is a stupid name. Still, it is a retro-styled, high-roofed, five-door, five-passenger, front-wheel-drive crossover designed by Bryan Nesbitt and launched by the American automaker Chevrolet the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model. The designer of the HHR also designed the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The HHR Panel Van was produced between 2006 and 2011. The HHR SS Turbo Charged Model was debuted on August 16th, 2007, for 2008 production. The HHR did well, selling 526,813 units in the USA and 9,579 in Mexico. Its only competitor in likeness was the before-mentioned PT Cruiser. The PT was produced from 2001 to 2010, reaching total sales of 1.5 million worldwide, and the PT stands for Personal Transport, and 1,050,281 of PT were sold in the USA alone. 

Water leak repair 2007 HHR still holding up as of 2-3-2022

Hiking in the rain – 2007 HHR LT “RED” Congaree National Park 2021

The HHR shares the GM Delta platform with the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Saturn Ion. Chevrolet also marketed a panel van variant of the HHR beginning in 2007. Assembled in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, and marketed throughout North America, production of the HHR ended in May 2011. I will note here that the Cobalt rear end is commonly swapped to the HHR to Add rear disc brakes to the HHR platform when desired by the owner.

Kayaking Cave Run Lake, Kentucky / Daniel Boone National Forest (Northern end) 2019

I own an HHR because of its gas mileage and still have an average of 30 miles to the gallon highway, where the bulk of my work time is spent. I travel alone, so the extra space inside has proved valuable over the years. As a freelance artist and media representative, it works out very well. The car has been reliable, but I keep up on it constantly and have done very little outside, focusing on maintenance and mechanical upkeep. I have one of the early models and have put enough money into it to buy two or three of these damn things. I have driven all over the country, and it has been a good car with the furthest distance was in 2019 California, Nevada, and Utah. These are not durable and wear out quickly if you travel the way I do, so if you don’t address issues when they arise, it will bite you in the ass. For example, when doing front-end work, do it all at once, yes expensive, but you will find yourself doing it anyway.

Shenandoah National Park Virginia 2021

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