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Tips for Summertime Vehicle Maintenance

Last updated 5 years ago

Many drivers believe most car problems occur in the wintertime. But the fact is that many car troubles occur during the summer, as this is when people take long trips and put a lot of stress on their vehicles. To make sure that your Honda is cared for properly this summer, read this article about proper Honda maintenance.

Monitor Your Honda’s Tire Pressure

Having the proper tire pressure is essential for getting the best fuel economy in your Honda and for ensuring that you are safe on your next road trip. Check the air pressure of your tires at least once per month and before every road trip. If your vehicle’s tire pressure is below what is recommended inside your owner’s manual, go to the dealership to have the tires filled up. At the dealership, the certified technicians will be able to inspect the tread as well.

Change the Oil and Filters

Your Honda’s oil and oil filter should be changed at the dealership every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you plan on going on a long road trip, be sure to have the oil changed beforehand. Engine oil keeps the engine cool and lubricated, so having fresh oil is one of the best ways to ensure your Honda’s engine doesn’t overheat.

Dealership Inspection

The benefit of going to the dealership for your oil change is that the technicians can give your Honda a thorough inspection. They will check the coolant, radiator, hoses, belts, battery, air filter, and brakes to make sure that everything is clean and functional.

Replace Windshield Wipers

If you haven’t already, you should replace your Honda’s windshield wipers before summer, as they have probably taken a beating from the ice and snow of winter. New windshield wipers will ensure that you have the best visibility during a summer rainstorm.

Come to Brown’s Arlington Honda for all of your service needs. We have been offering high-quality service for Hondas since 1981. To make an appointment with our service center, call us at (703) 522-8808 or visit our website. You can also browse our inventory of new and pre-owned Honda models if you are in the market for a new ride.


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