Recommended Maintenance

JL Freed Honda’s Recommended Service Schedule
Correct and regular maintenance of your new or used Honda can extend the life of your vehicle and help it run in top performance and efficiency. Be sure to only use Genuine Honda parts and work performed by trained Honda technicians at a Honda licensed auto repair center. However at JL Freed Honda, you won’t ever have to worry about those things because we do everything possible to ensure your vehicle is taken care of with the absolute best care and quality. If you’re thinking you might need Honda Service, stop by JL Freed Honda in Montgomeryville, PA.
Honda Minor Service
Recommended every 7,500 Miles
Change engine oil & filter
Top off all fluid levels
Replace oil drain plug washer
Rotate all 4 tires
Inspect tires for wear
Inspect front & rear brakes
Inspect calipers
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox & rack boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect drive shaft boots
24-point inspection with report of vehicle condition
Honda Intermediate Service
Recommended every 15,000 Miles
Change engine oil & filter*
Top off all fluid levels
Replace oil drain plug washer
Rotate all 4 tires
Inspect tires for wear
Inspect front & rear brakes
Check & adjust parking brake
Inspect brake hoses & lines
Inspect calipers
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox & rack boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect drive shaft boots
Lubricate all locks, latches & hinges
Visually inspect all fluid levels & conditions
Inspect cooling system hoses
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect fuel lines & connections for leaks
Check operation of all lights & controls
Inspect vehicle underbody
Inspect dust & pollen filter
24-point inspection with report of vehicle condition
Honda Major Service
Recommended at 30.000 & 60,000 Miles
Rear differential service (4WD models only)
Change engine oil & filter*
Top off all fluid levels
Replace oil drain plug washer
Rotate all 4 tires
Inspect tires for wear
Inspect front & rear brakes
Check & adjust parking brake
Inspect brake hoses & valves
Inspect calipers
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox & rack boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect drive shaft boots
Lubricate all locks, latches & hinges
Visually inspect all fluid levels & conditions
Inspect cooling system hoses
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect fuel lines & connections for leaks
Check operation of all lights & controls
Inspect vehicle underbody
Replace dust & pollen filter (if equipped)
Replace air filter
Inspect & adjust drive belts
24-point inspection with report of vehicle condition
Rear differential service (4WD models only)
Transmission service (Hybrid & V6 models only)
* In 2007, Honda introduced the maintenance minder system. For vehicles equipped with this system, these maintenance items should be scheduled when a notification is displayed. Please note that we still recommend servicing your vehicle at regular intervals to maintain optimum performance and to reduce the risk of mechanical breakdown.Maintenance Minder System:
Many Honda models are equipped with a consumer-friendly Maintenance Minder System that calculates the life of the engine oil, transmission fluid, air and micron filters, coolant, spark plugs, timing belt (if equipped) and rear differential fluid. Therefore, a mileage-based scheduled maintenance is no longer required as the Maintenance Minder System’s computer calculates the life span of the various items in the vehicle. Honda introduced this unique system in 2007.
The computer monitors the life of each item based on the vehicle’s driving conditions and the same will be displayed in the vehicle information gauges. The system will display the faster exhaustion of oil when the vehicle is driven at low temperatures during short outings or on higher temperature and rpm. Thus, you need not have to keep on glancing over your car manual all the time.
The Maintenance Minder System calculates the oil’s lifespan depending on the operating conditions of the engine. It starts with 100% with fresh oil and gradually comes down to 0%. Based on the oil life percentage, the maintenance minder system displays three different messages when you turn the ignition switch to ON.
Codes and Sub-Codes of Maintenance Minder System
A wrench on the dash is illuminated when the oil percentage gets to 15% signaling the owner to get a service done soon.
A Code: Change just the engine oil.
B Code: Replace the engine oil and the oil filter along with rotation of tires, check both front and rear brakes, the parking brake adjustment and also look into other items as listed in the Owner’s Manual.
The display of sub-codes depends on how many miles you have driven the vehicle.
Code 1 – Get the tires rotated.
Code 2 - Replace the air & pollen filter. Check drive belt.
Code 3 - Change the transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).
Code 4 - Replace the spark plugs, the timing belt (if equipped) and also check the water pump and
valve clearance.
Code 5 - Replace the engine coolant.
Code 6 - Replace the rear differential fluid (if equipped).