Learning the proper maintenance and service schedules for your Honda vehicle doesn’t have to feel like a chore! With this breakdown of Honda’s recommended maintenance operations, it’s easy to keep track of what needs to be done to keep your Honda running at its best. Honda divides their recommendations into three different categories—A, B, and C—so you’ll know at just a glance what needs to be done when.
Honda recommends that drivers perform Service A scheduled maintenance roughly twice per year, or once every 7,500 to 12,000 miles. The maintenance items in this category are both simple and straightforward: All you have to do here is change your oil and rotate your tires.
There are many more tasks included under the heading of Service B, but luckily for most drivers, these repairs are no more difficult to schedule than those grouped under Service A. Service B maintenance activities should be performed at least once per year, or once every 15,000 to 24,000 miles. The following repairs and checkups are all included in Service B.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Inspect front and rear brakes.
- Check parking brake adjustment.
- Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots.
- Inspect suspension components.
- Inspect driveshaft boots.
- Inspect brake hoses and lines.
- Check all fluid levels and condition of fluids; check for leaks.
- Inspect cooling system hoses and connections.
- Inspect exhaust system.
- Inspect fuel lines and connections.
Service C and Additional Maintenance
Every two years, or once every 30,000 to 48,000 miles, drivers should take the time to perform the activities grouped under category C. These include replacing your air cleaner element, replacing your spark plugs, and inspecting your drive belts! What’s more, certain important services don’t fall under any of the headings discussed above. We’ve listed these below so you’ll never miss an important checkup.
After two years of ownership, be sure to check your valve clearance with your engine cold. After three years, it’s time to replace your coolant and your brake fluid. Coolant should be replaced again during your fifth year on the road, and brake fluid should be replenished after six. Here as well, it’s important to replace your transmission fluid. You can keep your Honda running well after seven years on the road by replacing its coolant, checking its idle speed, replacing its timing belt, and inspecting its water pump!
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