Tips for Caring for Your New Honda

2016 Honda

Whether you have an Accord, a Civic, a Pilot, a Ridgeline, or something else, buying a Honda is one of the best investments you can make. Not only are they great for drivability, if you take good care of them, they’ll last you for many years. But how DO you take care of your 2016 Honda? Different models have different procedures, but there are a few things you can do that are universal. Here are some tips.
  • Oil. How often should you change the oil on your 2016 Honda? The rule of thumb has always been every 3 months or 3,000 miles. However, many newer models are built to go longer and further than that. How much further? Well, there’s the rub. If you drive your Honda too far without changing the oil, it can lose its protective properties and permanently damage the engine. So check the manual to determine exactly how often you should change your oil, and always use Honda Genuine Oil. This applies to other fluids as well, such as antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, etc. Honda Genuine Fluids are specifically designed to keep your Honda in top condition, protecting against deposit buildup, rust and corrosion, and more.
  • Timing Belt. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think very often about your timing belt. You may only have a vague idea of what it even does. It keeps the engine’s valves working in sync with the pistons. And if it breaks, it can seriously damage your engine, leading to expensive repairs. This is why you need to have your timing belt inspected every so often and, when it does need to be replaced, get a Honda Genuine Timing Belt. It’s made with the highest quality materials, to increase durability and be resistant to cracks, so that it lasts you a long time. It’s specifically designed for use with a Honda, so why get anything else?
  • Towing. So what about when something does go wrong with your 2016 Honda, and it needs to be towed? It seems like a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are certain things to keep in mind. Not all Hondas are built to be towed dinghy style—that is, with all four wheels on the ground. Look at the owner’s manual to get specific towing instructions.
  • Service. You’ve got your Honda Genuine Oil. You’ve got your Honda Genuine Timing Belt. So it makes sense that, when your 2016 Honda needs to be serviced, you go to your local Honda dealership. Honda service technicians are required to pass a series of rigorous training programs and classes. We understand Hondas better than anyone else. We know what it takes to get your car running again, and we know which fluids, parts, etc. to use to keep it in peak condition and top performance for as long as possible. We end each service visit with a quality-control check, to make sure it’s fixed right the first time. And to guarantee it further, we offer a guarantee on all maintenance and repair work, good for 12 months or 12,000 miles, for all Genuine Honda replacement parts.
To get your 2016 Honda the very best care, to keep it running for years to come, always bring it to the Service department of Jay Wolfe Honda.