On the subject of Honda maintenance in the greater Gonzales, LA area, Ascension Honda is ready to answer all your most crucial questions. From oil changes to brake checks, our Honda auto mechanics are Honda-licensed professionals with the knowledge and skills to keep you on the road for miles to come.
Perchance your new or new-to-you Honda vehicle may come ready with first-class technology, all vehicles still require regular service to sustain them in their best condition. Of course the best kind of maintenance is the preventative kind. Conversely when small issues go uninspected, they can progress to more significant issues later on. Knowing the right solution for your car requires an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership receives about Gonzales, LA Honda maintenance.
What’s the check engine light mean?
Computerized dashboards are standard in most modern cars and trucks. These include indicators and sensors to assist drivers in managing vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include low tire pressure, missing gas cap, or time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easily read by a diagnostic machine.
When do I change my oil?
While auto mechanics swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, every rule has exceptions. The first suggestion is always to check your car’s manual. This will give you the most precise information available, especially for new-ish models. On the other hand, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to vehicle wear, history, and age. This more complete diagnosis requires an expert’s opinion. If your mechanic seems unsure, then call your Honda dealer right away for the best advice.
When should I have my tires rotated?
A car’s chief point of contact with the pavement are the wheels. This causes excessive wear and tear that must be distributed evenly between all the tires. A tire rotation after every 6,000 to 8,000 miles is highly advised. Rotation guarantees that your tires wear evenly. Note, also, that 4WD and off-roading, as well as personal driving habits may influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a normal Honda tire rotation schedule.
When do I change my brake pads?
The lifespan of your brake pad depends on your daily driving habits and decidedly, the operating environment. Based upon heavy to moderate usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through twenty to twenty-five thousand miles. Factors that will significantly reduce its life are frequent braking, braking at high-speed, elevated temperatures and driving on uneven areas or rocky terrain. On average, brake pads are designed to provide from 40,000 to 60,000 miles of pad life in normal driving conditions.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
A clean fuel filter ensures optimal and trouble-free engine performance. Always consult your automaker’s manuel or Honda mechanic, but fuel filters usually can operate between twenty to forty thousand miles.
Why won’t my Honda start?
Although there are numerous reasons why your Honda won’t start, the most obvious reason may be the battery. If the lights were left on, then it’s likely that the charge is out. One sign of a low charge is if it takes longer to start your Honda when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your car won’t start, so it’s always best to consult a certified Honda technician.
Why choose a Honda licensed service provider for my car or truck maintenance?
When you select Ascension Honda as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained Gonzales, LA Honda mechanics. Not only will these technicians provide first-class auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Honda parts, including a full warranty for all service and repairs completed.
When do I need my brakes checked?
Every auto maintenance appointment should include a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Honda mechanic will conduct a thorough inspection for any required services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is judged by size, look, and feel. Always get squeaky brakes looked at, as the noise can be a symptom of a larger issue.
How do I know when to change my battery?
The typical car battery lasts from 3 to 5 years, dependent upon care and use. The best way to avoid a battery issue is monitor your vehicle’s battery health. This typically takes place during a routine maintenance inspection. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have date of expiration clearly marked.
Choose Ascension Honda for all your repair, maintenance, and service needs in the Gonzales, LA area. Our Honda certified mechanics are standing by to help with all your auto care needs.