Frequently Asked Car Service Questions

Frequently Asked Car Service Questions

Are you the owner of one of the new Honda vehicles or pre-owned models from Southern Motors Honda? At our dealership in Savannah, GA, our trained technicians are here to service all your maintenance and repair needs, and we have a full stock of authentic OEM parts and state-of-the-art maintenance, repair, and diagnostics equipment to make sure the job gets done right. Check out the service benefits of being apart of the Southern Motors Honda group. Here, we’ve provided a guide to some of the most frequently asked car service questions from our clients. We hope you find it helpful!

For a long time and sometimes still today, standard practice at many lube shops is to suggest oil changes every three months or 3,000 miles. While you certainly won’t hurt your car if you choose to have an oil change in that interval, it’s usually not necessary. In order to know when the best time to get your oil changed is, check the owner’s manual of your specific Honda model for manufacturer-recommended intervals. Remember, it’s important to get regularly scheduled maintenance in order to maintain all of your warranty coverage.

There might be a tendency to let standard maintenance slide on a leased vehicle—after all, you don’t own it—but failing to maintain your lease is a mistake for a couple reasons. First of all, as long as you drive your leased vehicle it’s important to keep it in good working order in order to keep you and your passengers safe and to achieve the best performance available. Also, your vehicle will be evaluated at the end of your lease, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve taken good care of it.

If your vehicle has a timing chain instead of a timing belt, then you’re in luck, because timing chains never have to be replaced. In general, though, vehicles with timing belts need to be replaced between every 60,000 and 90,000 miles. Check the owner’s manual Scheduled Maintenance literature for recommended intervals for timing belt replacements.

This means the vehicle’s charge is low, and it’s common in colder conditions when the vehicle has had the ignition on without the engine running or when the vehicle has been driven for shorter intervals without longer trips in between. If you see this light on, it doesn’t mean you need a new battery. In order to charge the battery, take the car for a longer trip, cut back on electrical accessory usage, and don’t run as many electrical features when the engine isn’t on.

Not at all. One of the great things about Honda’s warranty program is that it is valid at all Honda dealerships. This means that if you get stranded needing maintenance or repairs anywhere in the country, you’re likely still near an authorized Honda service center with the parts and expertise to take care of your vehicle.

Yes, your vehicle will still be covered, and this is one of the easy selling points for a used Honda vehicle. All American Honda warranties are transferrable, which means they are moved directly to the next owner of the vehicle. It’s also very easy to transfer the warranty. In order to let us get in touch with the new owner in case of emergency recalls or other important information, simply fill out the “Change of Address or Ownership Notification” form, which is located inside the Honda Warranty Information booklet that came with the vehicle.

Bring Your Vehicle in for Service at Southern Motors Honda

No matter what kind of service needs come up for you as the owner of a new or pre-owned Honda, you can always count on the factory-trained and certified Honda technicians at Southern Motors Honda to help you out with all your Honda maintenance and repairs. Our service center is open Monday through Saturday near Hilton Head and Bluffton at 10300 Abercorn Ext in Savannah, GA, and you can contact us directly at (888) 331-6401. If you’re thinking about financing a new Honda, simply fill out our online financing application.

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Southern Motors Honda
Southern Motors Honda
10300 Abercorn Ext
Savannah, GA, 31406 United States
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