Auto Repair FAQs
Your vehicle is made up of lots of parts and systems. To get you safely to your destination, they all need to work together. So, how do you know when your vehicle has a problem or needs maintenance?
To help drivers in Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway know when to get an appointment and learn more about what’s going on inside your vehicle, Honda of Bay County answers these auto repair FAQs.
When Do I Need an Oil Change?
If your vehicle takes synthetic oil, you should probably get an oil change every 7,500 miles or at least once a year. Vehicles that take conventional oil will probably need an oil change every 3,000 miles or every six months. Every vehicle is different, though, so for the most accurate information, check your owner’s manual or talk to a service technician.
When Should I Get My Tires Rotated?
Rotating your tires helps the tread wear evenly. It’s usually a good idea to get this done every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. It depends on how you drive and how quickly your tires are wearing out their tread.
How Long Does My Car Battery Last?
The lifespan of a battery can vary from driver to driver. It all depends on how you’re using your car. If your daily commute takes more than 30 minutes, your battery will probably last about five years. If you don’t use your car often or only take short drives, you’ll wear out the charge faster and probably need a new battery in about two years.
You should also make sure to be responsible with the electrical system. All it takes is forgetting to turn the interior dome light off and your battery could be completely drained overnight.
When Do You Need To Replace Your Brakes?
Your brake system is something a service technician will check every time you come in for maintenance. They’ll check how much brake fluid you have, inspect you brake lines, rotors, and look at how worn your brake pads are.
How often you’ll need new brake pads is another thing that depends on how you drive. If you come to a lot of hard and sudden stops, you’ll probably need new brake pads before a driver who gradually slows down.
What Are Some Signs That I Need Transmission Repair?
Whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, you’ll know you need transmission repair when your vehicle has problems shifting, which includes getting stuck in one gear, delayed shifting, or refusing to shift at all.
Schedule Auto Repair
To learn more about these auto repair FAQs or if you have other questions, contact the service center at Honda of Bay County.
We have a team of factory-trained Honda technicians in our service center who can take care of everything from your routine maintenance to major service and repairs. Plus, we only use genuine Honda parts, so drivers in Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway can expect to get the best performance.
If you’ve noticed any service problems with your vehicle or you’re just due for maintenance, schedule an appointment with us online.