What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

Mechanic with clipboard going through his maintenance checklist

 

Before we answer questions about what your car maintenance schedule (sometimes also referred to as a “service schedule”) is, let’s talk about maintenance schedules in general. These helpful guides are compiled by engineers and OEM experts for each make and model of vehicle sold to ensure that drivers of those vehicles stay on top of critical routine maintenance and repairs. So, if you’re wondering to yourself, “What is my car maintenance schedule,” you truly are asking the important questions. Thankfully, we here at the Ryan Honda service center have answers, so read on or contact us now for further details!

Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

To be sure that every system and part of your vehicle is being checked over the life of your vehicle, your car maintenance schedule runs through them all in the following intervals: 

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tire tread wear and tear check

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

While each new Honda vehicle has different maintenance needs, the above should serve as a guideline for what kind of services general maintenance schedules include. See our service experts or consult your owner’s manual for specifics related to your car, or check out these specific maintenance schedules for two of our popular vehicles:

Monthly Car Maintenance

Our Honda service center is here to help you with the larger and smaller maintenance menu items you’ll find in the maintenance menu, including but not limited to: 

  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled 

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Your Honda is a finely-tuned machine. And, while it’s fair to say that many Watford City and Dickinson drivers choose the Ryan Honda brand due to its renowned reputation for producing dependable vehicles, they still require regular maintenance just like any other vehicle. In fact, keeping up with preventative maintenance can result in years of trouble-free miles ahead in New Town.

What’s more, knowing your general maintenance schedule will enable you to assess whether or not you need to schedule service ASAP, or if you can wait on certain repairs, helping to save you money in the long run. Want to save even more? Check out our service specials!

Schedule Honda Maintenance Now!

Now that you have a better answer to, “What is my car maintenance schedule,” you can be sure to give your car the care it needs in Stanly. At Ryan Honda we’re here to help you stay on track of maintenance and repairs! Contact our service department now if you have any remaining questions, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you sometime soon at the Williston Ryan Honda service center!

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