Car Maintenance 101

Regular maintenance helps to prevent breakdowns, prolongs the life of the vehicle, and ensures optimal performance and fuel efficiency. Every maintenance service comes with a complimentary Multi-Point Inspection that helps to identify any potential problems early and preventing costly repairs down the line.

Oil Change

  • An Oil Change is the act of removing the used oil in your engine and replacing it with new, clean oil. Over time, oil breaks down and gets dirty. These factors make oil much less slippery and less effective at their job of lubricating engine parts.
  • Interval.
    • The frequency of oil change varies from one model to another. For a long time, the rule of the thumb was changing engine oil after every 3,000 miles. In recent years and with the production of technologically advanced cars and improvement in oil technology, the oil change interval has been pushed above the 3,000-mile cut line. Modern Honda cars would typically be due for an oil change after every 5,000-7,500 miles.
    • Still feeling confused? Here is some further clarity. Regardless of the Honda car you are driving, the car owner’s manual states the frequency of oil change. For instance, the 2016 Honda Civic requires an oil change every 7,500 miles. Regardless of the mileage, perform an oil change at least twice per year.

What is a Tire Rotation?

  • A tire rotation is, quite simply, moving the tires to another position on your vehicle. Depending on the vehicle and the tires, the tires might be moved from front to back, side to side, or in a variety of diagonal tire rotation patterns.
  • Interval
    • 3000-5000 miles

What is a 4 wheel alignment

  • A four-wheel alignment is when a technician adjusts the front suspension, steering, and rear suspension to ensure that your car is in alignment. They'll adjust the camber, toe, and caster on all four wheels of your vehicle during a four-wheel alignment.
  • Interval
    • You should have your alignment done once per year and checked 2 times per year to ensure proper tire wear.

Brake Pads

  • Brake Pads are the friction material that stops your vehicle.
  • Interval
    • Brake pads thickness should be checked at each service to ensure proper wear and a safe amount of material is present for trouble free stopping.

Brake Flush

  • A brake fluid flush essentially takes all the old, dirty brake fluid out of your system and replaces it with fresh, clean fluid. Including a brake fluid flush in your regular car maintenance is important and should be done around every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first.