Are you a low-mileage driver? Do you drive less than the average person? There are many reasons some people drive less. They could be retired or work from home, for example. Some people have more than one vehicle and drive one more than the other. While you still need to maintain your car, your maintenance needs are a bit different. Read on to learn how to maintain your vehicle as a low-mileage driver.
If you only drive your car during a particular season, for example, you’ll want to store it properly. Before doing so, be sure the gas tank is filled up, the tire pressure is checked, and the car is covered with a cloth if left outside.
Depending on how little you drive your car, you’ll want to do weekly or monthly checks. This includes starting up your car and running the engine for a few minutes. If you live in a very cold climate, do this for longer. You can even take it out for a drive to pump life into the battery and to be sure all the fluids are working properly.
Technically, oil only needs to be changed when it is dirty. Therefore, you’ll want to check your engine oil every month or two to make sure it is still clean. Otherwise, wait the three months in between oil changes before taking it in. Time also does a number on oil and your other fluids.
A semi-annual inspection of your low-mileage vehicle is necessary for its longevity and to keep it running smoothly. Your Honda technician will inspect the oil, tires, fluids, and more. He will also schedule your next maintenance appointment at Honda of Champaign for six months out.
Honda of Champaign has other convenient locations for all your maintenance needs. These include Savoy, Urbana, Mahomet, and St. Joseph. While you’re waiting for your vehicle to be serviced, take advantage of our amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area, complimentary beverage & coffee bar, free snacks, and more. If you can’t wait for your car, we also offer rental cars for your convenience, as well as a shuttle service.
To schedule an appointment at Honda of Champaign at a time that is convenient for you, give us a call or use our easy online appointment booking feature. Alternatively, stop by, and we’ll do our best to fit you in quickly. We offer service special coupons as well to save our customers money – make sure to check them out when coming in!