Honda Maintenance & Service FAQs

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Honda Maintenance & Service FAQs

If you are in need of answers about Honda maintenance in the greater San Antonio area, Fernandez Honda is eager to answer all your most pressing questions. From tire rotations to regular tune-ups, our Honda auto mechanics are Honda-licensed professionals with the skills and know-how to get you back on the road.

San Antonio Honda Maintenance

Whereas your new or new-to-you Honda vehicle may be tricked out with first-class bells-and-whistles, all vehicles still need regular auto care to maintain them in their optimal condition. You’ve probably heard it before, but the most important type of maintenance is the preventative kind. Contrarily when small issues go uninspected, they can lead to larger issues in the future. Knowing the right solution for your car requires an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership receives about [San Antonio Honda maintenance.

    • Honda Certified Maintenance

Why choose a Honda licensed service provider for my car or truck maintenance?

When you select Fernandez Honda as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained San Antonio Honda technicians. Not only will these technicians provide first-rate auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Honda parts, including a full warranty for all service and repairs complete.

    • Honda Oil Change

When do I change my oil?

While auto mechanics swear by the 3 month or 3,000-7,000 mile oil-change rule, every rule has exceptions. Our first suggestion is to check your car’s manual. This will give you the most precise answer available, especially for new-ish models. Unfortunately, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to vehicle history, age, and general wear. This more in-depth diagnosis requires an expert’s eye. If your mechanic is unsure, then phone your Honda dealer right away for the best advice.

    • Honda Brake Change

When do I need my brakes replaced?

Each auto care appointment should include a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Honda technicians will check your car for any required services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is judged by size, look, and feel. Be sure to have squeaky brakes looked at by a professional, as it can be a symptom of a more significant problem.

    • Honda Tire Rotation

What’s the best time to get my tires rotated?

Your car’s sole point of contact with the pavement is the tires. Because of this constant pressure, periodic rotation is required to best distribute the wear and tear. A tire rotation every 6,000 to 8,000 miles is highly advised. Rotation guarantees that your tires will wear evenly. Also note that 4WD and off-roading, as well as individual driving habits may influence your tire rotation interval and frequency, outside of a normal Honda tire rotation schedule.

  • Honda Battery Replacement – San Antonio

What type of preventive maintenance is necessary for my auto battery?

The typical car battery will last between 3 to 5 years, dependent upon use and care. The easiest way to avoid a battery issue is monitor the battery health of your vehicle. This typically occurs during a routine maintenance check. Most car batteries, like other perishable goods, have date of expiration clearly marked.

  • Honda Brake Pad Replacement – San Antonio

When should I change my brake pads?

The lifespan of your brake pad depends upon your typical driving habits and most especially, the operating environment. Based upon moderate to heavy usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through 20,000-25,000 miles. Factors that significantly reduce its life are frequent braking, high-speed braking, temperature elevation and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads may provide from 40,000 to 60,000 miles of pad life under normal driving conditions.

  • The Check Engine Light

What’s the check engine light mean?

Computerized dashboards are standard traits in most modern vehicles. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light is on include missing gas cap, time for an oil change, or even low tire pressure. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easy to read by a diagnostic machine.

  • Honda Fuel Filter

When do I replace my car’s fuel filter?

A clean fuel filter ensures trouble-free and optimal engine performance. Always consult your automaker’s manuel or Honda mechanic, but fuel filters typically can operate between twenty to forty thousand miles.

  • Honda Engine & Ignition System

Why won’t my Honda start?

Although there are various reasons why your Honda won’t start, the most obvious reason may be its battery. For example, if you managed to leave your lights on, then its likely that the charge is out. One sign of a low battery charge is if it takes longer to start when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your car or truck won’t start, so it’s always best to consult a certified Honda technician.

Certified Maintenance for Honda Vehicles & More

Choose Fernandez Honda for all your repair, maintenance, and service needs in the San Antonio area. Our Honda certified technicians are standing by to assist in all your automotive needs.

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