Our Honda Service technicians are capable of handling all of your service needs, from tires to brakes, or completing your oil change or changing your battery. Here are some vehic basics so you can know when you may need to schedule service for your vehicle.
There are many factors that cause tire wear, such as your driving style and tire maintenance habits. Tire replacement is absolutely necessary when the tread wear indicators appear. A tire’s built-in tread wear indicators look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and becomes visible as the tire surface wears.
Rotating your tires is one of the most important maintenance routines that you can do. According to the recommended maintenance schedule for a new Honda, a tire rotation is due every year or every 7,500 miles, whichever comes first.
A quick and easy way to check your tire wear is with a penny. Place a penny upside down between the tire tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the treads are worn and your tires need to be replaced.
Tread wear indicators appear when your tires only have 2/32 inch or less of tread remaining. Rubber tires ages over time. Other warning signs include:
Generally speaking, brake pads are thought to be good from anywhere between 30,000 to 35,000 miles. Yet, the real answer to how long brake pads last will vary from vehicle to vehicle, and drive to driver.
If you drive in heavy commuter traffic, you’ll be engaging your brakes a lot more frequently than someone who drives in rural locations or on highways.
Do you and other drivers hear noise when you start to brake? Do you feel your brakes grinding, vibrating or pulsating when you press down on your brake pedal? If you are noticing any of these things, you may want to schedule a service appointment.
To find out how often you actually need an oil change, you should consult your vehicle’s owners manual.
If you own a newer Honda, Honda recommends that you change the oil in your new Honda every 7,500 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first. You should never, under any circumstances travel more than 10,000 miles without changing the oil, as that can be very damaging to your engine and your car in general.
No matter how well you treat your vehicle, car batteries still wear out every few years and need to be replaced. Here are some warning signs that your battery may be on its way out:
As you can see, to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, it’s very important to complete regular maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle, feel free to contact our service department at 860-645-3110.