Honda has a recommended maintenance schedule to help drivers remember when routine services need to be performed in order to keep their Honda running at its best. The schedule breaks down different service items into three groups: A, B, and C. Group A includes the services that need to be performed the most often, while group C includes those that can go the longest.
Group A includes replacing the engine oil and rotating the tires. These service items need to be performed frequently in order to keep your vehicle in its best shape. The Honda maintenance schedule recommends that group A services be performed after 7,500 miles / 12,000 km in regular driving and temperature conditions.
Group B includes the bulk of service items and should be performed at 15,000 miles / 24,000 km or one year, whichever comes first. At that time, drivers should repeat group A services and do the following B services:
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Inspect front and rear brakes.
- Check parking brake adjustment.
- Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots.
- Inspect suspension components.
- Inspect driveshaft boots.
- Inspect brake hoses and lines.
- Check all fluid levels and condition of fluids; check for leaks.
- Inspect cooling system hoses and connections.
- Inspect exhaust system.
- Inspect fuel lines and connections.
Before drivers get to group C, they’ll need to revisit group A again at 22,500 miles / 36,000 km. Once you reach 30,000 miles / 48,000 km or two years, whichever comes first, drivers will need to perform A, B, and C, which includes:
- Replace air cleaner element.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Inspect and adjust drive belts.
The Importance of Service
The schedule repeats and continues from there—performing A alone; then A and B together; then A alone; and finally A, B, and C together at the recommended distance / time intervals. Skipping service or not sticking to the schedule can adversely affect your vehicle possibly leading to unexpected breakdowns, sudden mechanical problems, depreciating value, or other effects of neglect.
Service at West Michigan Honda Dealers
When it’s time for your Honda to be serviced, contact us or bring it in to the service department at your nearest West Michigan Honda Dealer. Our experts can help with parts, maintenance, and anything your Honda needs to keep it in excellent condition.