Honda cars are known to be durable and reliable vehicles, so proper care must be taken when maintaining them.
Most car owners know it is recommended to change the oil every 5,000 miles; however, sometimes this process is easier said than done.
Honda’s Maintenance Minder system utilizes sensors throughout the vehicle to notify when routine service such as an oil change or tire rotation is due.
Engine oil is a key element of your Honda engine, playing an essential role in protecting its components from damage and maintaining optimal temperatures for running smoothly. But when this vital liquid becomes polluted with dirt and moisture contamination, its ability to perform these essential duties diminishes significantly.
Maintaining regular oil changes for your Honda vehicle is of utmost importance in both protecting its engine as well as prolonging its life.
The Maintenance Minder system takes several factors into consideration to identify when your Honda needs regular service, including mileage, engine temperature, ambient temperature and how you drive.
Maintenance Minder’s system detects engine oil with only 15% remaining life, and an indicator light and service code appear on the information display to show this fact. When this occurs, an wrench-shaped light illuminates and an alert code appears indicating this fact – this means it has reached 15% and needs additional service.
Honda Cr-V B1 Service can be done on your vehicle as one of many services available to keep it in excellent condition and for a reasonable cost.
First and foremost, engine oil lubrication will help ensure that parts don’t rust prematurely and wear out faster.
Thirdly, dirty oil can clog your filter and prevent it from clearing away debris – leading your car to consume more fuel! Finally, poor maintenance results in excessive wear-and-tear on parts like suspension components which in turn increases fuel consumption, creating another major issue!
Third, dirty oil can clog engine components and increase friction and heat generation, shortening its lifespan and thus diminishing your Honda engine’s longevity.
Honda Maintenance Minder is designed to assist drivers in keeping track of when oil, filters and other critical parts should be changed out. By counting down remaining oil life on your vehicle and how often it has been driven since your last oil change service visit, this tool provides an indicator that reminds drivers when to book their next service appointment. When this percentage reaches 15%, a wrench-shaped light illuminates on your dashboard with either a letter or number to signal when scheduling should take place.
Honda tire rotation is essential to prolonging the tread life of your vehicle and improving fuel economy. Rotation also protects tires from damage while helping improve wet-weather driving control and aiding fuel economy.
Honda cars should typically get their tires rotated every 5,000-7,500 miles; however, some vehicles such as AWD cars and SUVs require them more frequently.
Tires that haven’t been rotated will wear unevenly, with rear tires possibly wearing out more rapidly due to poor alignment or weight. Without routine rotation, your rear tires could wear faster.
Uneven tread wear will lead to decreased vehicle handling and could even impact tire longevity and cost savings on replacement costs. A good rotation will extend tire lifespan and save money over the course of their lives.
Your Honda service reminder may notify you of a tire rotation need, so rather than ignore its B1 code and postpone service until later on, it is best to come immediately for service.
As part of your vehicle maintenance routine, getting your brakes inspected should be an integral component. Your braking system contains 55 components which all work together in harmony to stop your car.
Your service tech will conduct a complete Honda brake inspection to make sure all parts of the brake system are working as they should, including pads, rotors, clips and calipers.
Many modern cars and trucks use disc brakes for better stopping power than older drum brakes. Their braking system works by applying pressure to the pads that clamp around rotors in order to slow your vehicle.
Your mechanic will also perform a strip dip test on the brake fluid to make sure it’s in top condition, in addition to inspecting its hoses and driveshaft boots.