Honda is one of the most reliable names in the industry, but that doesn’t mean you can fail to maintain or repair your vehicle and expect it to perform well. Like all vehicles in North Austin, your Honda requires consistent maintenance and occasional Honda repair to function at optimum levels. Here are a few things you can do to help your Honda live forever.
Of all the systems in your vehicle, your braking system is one of the most important to maintain. Without it, you could end up stranded or involved in a collision. To avoid these types of unpleasant and dangerous situations, you should have the brakes checked according to your vehicle’s owner’s manual instructions. You should also have the brakes inspected if they ever squeal, shake or feel soft and squishy underfoot.
Washing your car regularly may not seem like it’s very important, but it can help the exterior of your vehicle last longer. Washing does more than make your car look good. It also removes road salt, dirt, and other debris that can damage the paint or contribute to rust. Try to go to the car wash once a week, if possible.
There are many different fluids in your car, including transmission fluids, engine oil, and brake fluid. All should be regularly checked to make sure levels don’t get too low. It’s also essential to make sure your oil looks clean and never sludgy. You can check your various fluids yourself if you feel comfortable and confident in doing so. If not, you can take your vehicle to your local automotive repair shop to have fluids checked regularly.
Your battery cables and terminals should be inspected every few months to make sure they are not corroded and are securely attached. If there are signs of corrosion, it’s time to change the battery or its parts.
Approximately every 60,000 to 80,000 miles, your Honda’s timing belt should be changed. To find out your exact recommendations, check your owner’s manual. If you don’t take this important step and your timing belt breaks, it can cause expensive damage to the engine.
Is your Honda running poorly? To get it back to good running condition, schedule your Honda repair with Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in North Austin today.