Maintaining your Honda: Finding a service schedule that works for you

Car dealerships in Surrey regularly get asked how frequently a Honda should be serviced. But there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Keep reading for some tips that can help you figure out exactly how often you should bring in your Honda for servicing.

Create an individualized maintenance schedule

Every Honda is manufactured with the same high standards for quality and reliability, but every Honda driver is different and so each Honda has slightly different needs. Consider the following:

  • How old is your car?
  • How often do you drive it?
  • How many kilometers do you drive every day?
  • Where do you drive it?
  • How do you drive it?

The older your car is, the more you drive it and the harder you drive it, the more often it will need maintenance. Used cars typically need more maintenance than new ones The quality of the roads can also influence how often your car needs maintenance. Be sure to keep all your receipts as proof of maintenance and keep your maintenance records up to date.

Estimated time frames for servicing

Because the frequency of servicing depends on the amount that you drive, you can schedule maintenance at your Surrey car dealership based on distance, or time, whichever comes first. Honda recommends the following estimated time frames for servicing in Canada:

Every time you gas up:

  • Check the engine oil
  • Check the coolant levels
  • Top up the washer fluid

Every month:

  • Check tire inflation
  • Check condition of tires/tread

Every 6000 km or approximately every six months:

  • Replace the engine oil
  • Replace the oil filter

Every 12000 km or approximately every six months:

  • Inspect rear and front brakes
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses
  • Check tie rod ends, gear box and boots
  • Check suspension components
  • Check driveshaft boots
  • Inspect cooling system hoses
  • Top up all fluids
  • Rotate tires

Every 24000 km or approximately once a year:

  • Replace air cleaner element
  • Replace dust and pollen filter if vehicle is regularly driven in urban areas
  • Check all fluid levels

Every 48000 km or approximately every two years:

  • Replace spark plugs
  • Inspect drive belts
  • Replace transmission fluid if driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speed or regularly towing a trailer

Every 72000 km or approximately every three years:

  • Replace engine coolant
  • Replace brake fluid

Come to an authorized Honda car dealership like White Rock Honda in Surrey whenever your Honda needs servicing. As the Lower Mainland’s premier Honda dealership, we understand what your Honda needs and only use the genuine Honda parts and fluids that you need to keep your Honda running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about Honda maintenance, to check our inventory of new and used cars or to schedule a service appointment.

Young woman talking to a Honda servicing specialist. Oil being poured in a car for an oil change.