Honda vehicles are built to some of the most precise standards in the automobile industry. Every part on a Honda automobile is designed to work in unison with the rest of the vehicle to provide many miles of service. While the Honda automobile has some of the lowest maintenance requirements in the industry, there are a few items that are critical to maintain in good working order, or need routine attention to keep you Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, Insight, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, CR-Z or Ridgeline running like it did the day you took it home. The Honda Maintenance Minder will provide you with a guide to required maintenance at the proper interval.
The oil is the life blood of your Honda. The Honda Maintenance Minder will display remaining oil life as a percent (%). Once your Honda displays 30% oil life remaining you should consider setting an appointment with San Francisco Honda to get the oil changed. This minimizes the build-up of sludge in the engine and extends life when done at proper intervals. San Francisco Honda will not only use the proper grade of high-quality oil, the technician will install a high quality Honda oil filter. Oil filters vary widely by quality. An oil filter is graded by the smallest particle of dirt it will catch, usually referred to as a “Micron”. Use of a cheap oil filter, which many oil change stations use routinely will shorten the life of the timing chain / belt installed in your Honda engine. The larger particles of dirt they pass will cause the timing chain / belt to stretch and at some point, fail. Timing chain / belt failure can be catastrophic, causing severe engine damage. If the timing chain / belt stretch is heard, usually noisier engine operation referred to as timing chain / belt slap by some, the repair and replacement of the timing chain or belt could exceed $1,000. Use of a genuine Honda oil filter that San Francisco Honda installs will help ensure the timing chain / belt will last as long as you own your Honda, assuming oil change intervals are kept to factory recommendations or better. San Francisco Honda will also replace the crush washer on the drain plug that most oil change stations rarely change. This washer is critical to preventing an oil leak from your Honda.
The Honda Maintenance Minder will usually display an A or B when Honda Service is needed, and most times will display a number. Use of the Honda Maintenance Minder chart below will help you to understand what each letter and number means. Please note that San Francisco Honda recommends you replace your oil filter at each oil change. Otherwise you will leave a significant amount of dirty oil in your engine. See the Chart Below:
One of our friendly Honda Service Advisers here at San Francisco Honda will be happy to help you set up a schedule to get your Honda serviced and maintained in top condition. We perform a safety inspection of your Honda each time the oil is changed. San Francisco Honda can help you keep one of your biggest investments running like new for a long time. Our Honda Service Department serves Honda drivers living in Daly City, Oakland, Colma, Marin County, and San Rafael. We are committed to you, our valued customer. Call today to schedule a Honda Service Appointment for an Express Oil Change, Honda A Service, or Honda B Service at our Honda Service Department. We will get your Honda vehicle serviced properly and back on the road in no time at all.