How much is several thousand? I ran my slc for 3 years and almost 15k before the first check. I found that one magnet was laying in the drum, had some wires shorting inside the drums and the bearings were almost past due for grease. The first check is probably the most important in my opinion due to the fact that the factory doesn't do its job very well. I would do a complete bearing regrease and check the brakes for condition at least within 10k miles. The brake shoes won't be worn but other problems can show up and it doesn't hurt to know how the grease is. My 20 cents.
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