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Are you sure you’re covering all your bases when it comes to maintaining and servicing your Honda? Considering your vehicle is a well-oiled machine that can break down in the drop of a hat, it’s better to be safe than sorry, right? Straight from the horse’s mouth, here are some routine maintenance and service tips Honda recommends.

Brake Checks

When brake pads need to be replaced, you’ll likely head a squeal or screech when coming to a stop. If you don’t replace your brake pads in time, these sounds will gradually escalate into a chalk-on-a-chalkboard (grinding) sound that might make your teeth chatter—and that’s a big concern as grinding sounds are usual indicators of brake rotor damage.

Don’t let it get that bad! Visit your local Honda service center for a brake inspection. Our South Florida Honda Dealers near North Miami will inspect your brake fluid, pads, and rotors for signs of wear or damage, then replace any and all brake components with authentic Honda parts.

Summer & Winter Fuel

Although we don’t have to worry too much about these types of blended fuels in Miami, it’s important to understand the differences.

Winter fuels are more volatile to better compensate for colder air temperatures. This high-volatile gas allows your Honda to start up quicker and with less restriction during those chilly winter mornings. Summer fuel, on the other hand, is usually less volatile and unlikely to “percolate” in a fuel tank during the warmer weather.

To ensure you’re getting the right fuel for your vehicle, fill ‘er up at a name-brand station.

Fluid and Oil Changes

Fluid & Oil Changes

Vehicle owners know that oil changes are essential, but at what intervals?

It’s always recommended to refer to your Honda owner’s manual, but you can always follow the advice that new vehicles should get an oil change at least every 5,000 miles, while older vehicles may need this service every 3,000 miles. And always replace your air filter when performing an oil change.

When it comes to fluids, it’s a whole different ballgame. Over time, your vehicle’s fluids become less effective at doing their jobs, which means you’ll need to drain and refill them to avoid any mechanical damage. In addition to motor oil, you’ll need to fluid levels for brake lines, the transmission, power steering, wipers, and antifreeze/coolant. A full fluid flush is a good option every two years, although if you can’t remember the last time one’s been performed, get it done now!

Our Miami Honda dealers will gladly perform your oil change or fluid flush, even if you don’t own a Honda. Just find your nearest Honda service center in Miami and request an oil change appointment.

Timing Belts

A broken, cracked, or loose timing belt can cause engine damage or completely shut the motor down. To ensure your Honda keeps on chuggin’, an inspection of your timing belts is suggested. Not only is it imperative to have a working belt, but it’s also important to have a perfectly fitting one. That’s why we recommend installing a genuine Honda timing belt, which is designed to fit your exact Honda model, preventing common problems like belt slippage and poor tension.

Bring Your Vehicle to an Expert Mechanic in Miami

If you have ever questioned how well your Honda is running, it might be time to visit your local Honda dealer for a check-up. Our South Florida Honda Dealers offer Express Service™ to make auto service more convenient. With Express Service, you can receive quick oil changes, fluid flushes, tire rotations, routine maintenance, and light repairs. Our technicians are qualified to do it all, including the installation of authentic Honda parts and accessories, so you can rest assured your vehicle will come out as good as new.

Schedule auto service in Pompano Beach or Coral Springs through South Florida Honda Dealers and your vehicle will be ready for anything! For a more detailed look at your Honda maintenance schedule, visit owners.honda.com.

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Sources:

http://owners.honda.com/servicemaintenance/minder