What Maintenance Does My Honda Need?

Honda vehicles are known for their excellent reliability and quality performance without breaking the bank. They are great vehicles for commuters, families, college students, and anyone looking for a long-lasting vehicle. If you expect your vehicle to last you throughout the years, your top priority should be your Honda’s maintenance.

Regular vehicle maintenance is the key to ensuring that your vehicle’s integrity is protected and that it remains dependable on the road. When you don’t take care of your vehicle, you risk major issues occurring that can sabotage your vehicle’s performance and cost you thousands in repairs. That is why Honda (and all other vehicle manufacturers) provide a factory recommended maintenance schedule for car owners to follow.

Following manufacturer service recommendations is beneficial for a number of different reasons, including:

  • Higher resale value in the future
  • Less money spent on major repairs
  • Increased performance and longevity
  • Better gas mileage
  • Protects manufacturer-issued warranties
  • Keeps you safer on the road

Each make and model of Honda will have its own needs, so the best resource for understanding your car’s proper maintenance schedule your car’s owner’s manual. You’ll find a maintenance list of what your vehicle needs at what mileage intervals. The best part is, you don’t have to bring your Honda into the dealership to have these services performed. We can take care of all of your vehicle’s maintenance right here at Oceanworks II in Berkeley, CA.

We’ve put together a general maintenance schedule for Hondas so you can get an idea of what your vehicle’s manufacturer may recommend for your car.

7,500, 22,500, 37,500, 52,500, 67,500, 82,500-mile maintenance

  • Oil and filter change
  • Inspect brakes for wear
  • Lubricate throttle linkage
  • Check and correct fluid levels
  • Inspect tires and set tire pressure
  • Rotate tires

15,000, 45,000, 75,000, 105,000-mile maintenance

  • Lubricate chassis and hinges
  • Replace oil drain plug and gasket
  • Rotate and balance wheels and tires
  • Inspect crankcase filter
  • Inspect shocks and struts
  • Torque throttle body mount bolts
  • Inspect throttle leakage
  • Check and adjust clutch pedal freeplay
  • Inspect distributor cap, rotor, and wires
  • Inspect A/C and heater operation
  • Service transmission
  • Check parking brake
  • Inspect all lights and wipers
  • Oil and filter change
  • Replace air filter
  • Inspect for trans. leaks
  • Steering systems
  • Fuel and brake systems
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Inspect and adjust drive belts
  • Inspect air filter elements
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect brake system
  • Adjust parking brake
  • Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
  • Lubricate throttle shafts
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect differential oil
  • Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
  • Inspect steering gearbox
  • Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
  • Inspect ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses
  • Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
  • Inspect automatic transmission fluid
  • Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
  • Re-torque drive shaft bolt
  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
  • Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
  • Replace air conditioning filter

30,000, 60,000,90,000, 120,000-mile maintenance

  • Oil and filter change
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Inspect for leaks
  • Level control
  • Replace engine coolant
  • Re-torque drive shaft bolt
  • Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
  • Replace air conditioning filter
  • Inspect distributor cap-rotor-wires
  • Inspect A/C and heater operation
  • Service transmission
  • Check park brake adjustment
  • Inspect all lights and wipers
  • Inspect drive belts and adjustment
  • Inspect brakes (visual)
  • Service PCV valve
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Service transmission
  • Service battery and clean cables
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect ball joints and dust covers
  • Inspect brake line and hoses
  • Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
  • Differential oil
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings
  • Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
  • Inspect steering gearbox
  • Inspect steering wheel, linkage, and boots
  • Inspect transmission fluid or oil
  • Inspect fuel lines & connections; fuel tank band & fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect fuel tank cap gasket
  • Inspect transfer case oil
  • Inspect transmission fluid or oil
  • Inspect and adjust drive belts
  • Inspect air filter elements
  • Inspect brake system
  • Adjust parking brake
  • Check all exterior and interior lamps, windshield washer systems
  • Lubricate propeller shaft
  • Lubricate wheel bearings
  • Lubricate wheel bearings and drive shaft bearings
  • Lubricate throttle shafts
  • Road test and quality control
  • Replace windshield wiper insert(s)
  • Automatic transmission oil and filter change
  • Air filter replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Propeller shaft flex coupling inspection
  • Inspect parking brake for free play
  • Lubricate all hinges and latches, door locks and door weather-strips
  • Visually inspect the battery and clean terminals
  • Lubricate chassis and hinges as required
  • Replace oil drain plug, gasket
  • Rotate and balance wheels and tires
  • Inspect tire pressure and condition
  • Inspect coolant hoses and clamps
  • Inspect fuel lines and connections
  • Inspect undercarriage
  • Inspect crankcase filter
  • Inspect shocks and struts
  • Inspect engine valve clearance
  • Torque throttle body mount bolts

If you believe that your Honda is due for maintenance, we invite you into our friendly local automotive repair shop for service. We specialize in all makes and models of Honda vehicles and use state-of-the-art equipment and tools to guarantee top-quality services at competitive prices.

For Honda maintenance in Berkeley, CA, bring your vehicle into Oceanworks II today!

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