Honda Maintenance 101: Essential Tips for New Car Owners

If you’ve recently purchased a vehicle with us, you’re probably curious about how often you need Honda maintenance. There are many different tasks that make up the maintenance process, so it’s likely that you’ll have to visit us on a case-by-case basis to ensure your vehicle is in top shape. To learn more about maintenance, keep reading or visit the service experts at Serra Honda of Champaign. 

Always Check the Manual 

If you have any questions or concerns about a particular maintenance task, the best thing you can do is check the user manual located inside your Honda vehicle. All manufacturers list the recommended actions to take when you need maintenance and how long you should go in between trips for service. 

Keep an Eye Out for Abnormalities 

One of the best things you can do to ensure nothing goes seriously wrong with your car is to simply pay attention to how it functions on a regular day. If you begin to notice any strange sounds or smells, it’s usually a good indication you need to visit our Honda service center. 

Check Your Insurance 

Auto insurance can be quite complicated, so it’s important to make sure that you have coverage when it comes to maintenance. Some auto insurance only covers the cost when your vehicle is damaged in an accident or gets stolen. 

Know When to Visit Us Immediately 

If the “check engine” light on your dashboard is illuminated, it’s important to visit us as soon as you can. This can be an indication of something as simple as an open gas cap, but it can also alert us to many serious issues. The tire pressure monitoring system will also alert you when the air pressure has dropped below a certain threshold.  

Visit Serra Honda of Champaign for All Your Honda Maintenance Needs 

If you have any concerns about the functioning of your vehicle or want to learn more about vehicle maintenance, stop by our Savoy, IL Honda dealership today. Our team of factory-trained technicians will ensure you leave with your peace of mind restored. Come see us today or schedule an appointment online!