If you see a Honda B1 service time code displayed on your dashboard, this indicates that your car requires an oil change and mechanical inspection as well as tire rotation services.
Maintenance tasks such as these are essential in keeping your vehicle safe and reliable, so our team at Shenango Honda have prepared this helpful guide that explains this service code along with others!
One of the most essential services a vehicle needs is tire rotation. Not only will this improve fuel economy and tire wear, it can also prevent uneven tread wear that makes controlling your Honda more challenging.
How often you should have your Honda tires rotated will depend on your driving style and how quickly your tires wear down. At Apple Tree Honda, our certified service team will assist in creating an ideal maintenance schedule to match your driving habits.
When you receive a B1 alert from your vehicle’s Maintenance Minder, this means it is time for an oil change and tire rotation service for your Honda. Generally recommended every 5,000 to 7,500 miles; additionally a thorough mechanical inspection should also take place during that same timeframe.
An oil change is an easy yet essential service that will ensure your vehicle runs efficiently. Engine oil helps lubricate and cool fast-moving components like pistons, bearings, and valves – essential elements to smooth operation of any vehicle.
Oil changes will help maximize performance and extend the longevity of your Honda engine, as dirty oil cannot effectively lubricate its parts and may speed up wear-and-tear.
Furthermore, oil changes can help lower fuel usage and save money over time.
If you’re unsure when it is time to have your oil changed, refer back to your owner’s manual for guidance on when best to get an oil change based on driving habits and servicing frequency.
The Maintenance Minder system is an intelligent alert system designed to keep you on top of your maintenance schedule. With it’s alerts when services are due on your Honda vehicle, this smart system helps keep you organized with regular checks.
Your car’s brake system is essential to its safety and performance, and an inspection can help save you from costly repairs down the line.
Regular brake inspections (annually or every 10,000 miles) should be conducted on your vehicle to ensure its brakes are working as they should be. Brake pads and discs should be checked for wear, damage or cracks; while calipers should be checked for leaks and tightness of mounting bolts.
Brake fluid should be regularly checked and replenished if it becomes contaminated, to ensure a pleasant driving experience and prolonged lifespan of moving parts in your brake system. Rust build-up can reduce their useful life dramatically.
Maintaining the brakes of your Honda will greatly enhance its safety and performance, while an annual inspection can detect worn pads or shoes before they cause an accident.
Check engine lights serve as your vehicle’s way of alerting you that something may be amiss; these warning lights can either be solid or flashing and typically indicate service is required for repairs.
Your car’s onboard diagnostic system keeps track of any issues and stores them as “trouble codes,” which you can view by using an OBD-II code reader purchased at an auto parts store or online. Reading these trouble codes may provide important insight prior to consulting an experienced mechanic for an official diagnosis.
Noting that any sensor or part can trigger the check engine light is crucial; first identify what’s causing it before trying to solve it yourself.
Loss of tightness of a gas cap is often one of the main contributors to check engine light activation, so it is worth pulling over and double checking that it is fastened securely. A loose cap could indicate more serious problems so having your car examined by one of our mechanics should happen as soon as possible.