What is the Recommended Maintenance Schedule for My Vehicle?

February 20th, 2018 by

mechanic smiling

Taking care of your vehicle is essential for it to offer optimal performance on the Middletown roads. Because your vehicle is comprised of different elements, it’s important that all these elements are properly maintained at the correct intervals. Consulting your vehicle’s manual will let you know the optimal time to have your vehicle serviced; however, there are some general schedules you can follow so you don’t forget to have your vehicle properly checked.


Your vehicle’s oil helps to lubricate the intricacies that make up your engine, and if you run out of oil, it can cause severe and expensive damage to areas under the hood. In general, your vehicle should have its oil changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. You can opt to do this oil change yourself or bring it to a professional technician to do it for you.

Oil Cap
changing the oil


Although your battery doesn’t require any maintenance, you should at least know where it’s located and how to replace it when the day comes. In addition, simply keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t show any signs of wear and tear (like leaking) or damage. If you notice anything strange about your battery, it’s safer to just replace it than to cross your fingers and hope for the best.

mechanic replacing a battery
charging a car battery

Free Installation on Express Lane Battery Replacement!

Free Installation on Express Lane Battery Replacement!

*On all Honda make batteries bought at Middletown Honda. Must be installed by Middletown service technicians to receive discount. Parts & labor separate. Must present coupon when service order is written.  May not be combined with other coupons, discounts or specials. Plus tax, shop supplies, and hazardous waste fees if applicable. Some models may be higher. See dealer for complete details. Honda models only.

Complimentary Tire Tread Spec!

Complimentary Tire Tread Spec! 

  • Come in and get your tires checked out for FREE, no service required!
  • We’ll check your tires for wear & tear, and any issues they may have

Valid only at Middletown Honda. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. No cash value. No service required. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. See dealership for details. Honda models only.

Alignment Special

$10.00 off Alignment! 

Valid only at Middletown Honda. Coupon must be presented at time of write up. One coupon, per customer, per visit. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not Retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law. Honda models only.

Complimentary Car Wash!

Free Car Wash with Any Service!

Must present coupon when service order is written. Valid only at Middletown Honda. Plus See dealer for complete details. Complimentary Car Wash special is only valid with any service work done on your vehicle.

Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are important for the safety of you and your passengers, so be sure to replace these whenever they start to become streaky or miss cleaning the water on your windshield. Depending on where you live, you may want to purchase some snow-centric windshield wipers to help you keep clear visibility when the Middletown weather turns bad.

Windshield Wipers on a 2017 Honda Civic Touring
mechanic replacing wipers

Air Filters

Air needs to move through your engine and its cavities in order for these pieces to run properly. Be sure to check and replace your vehicle’s engine air filter, oil filter, and cabin air filter to ensure particles aren’t building up and causing backup that could be harmful to your vehicle’s parts. Again, this is something you can tackle by yourself or use the help of a professional.

Mechanic showing dirty air filter
Dirty Vehicle Air Filter


Finally, your vehicle’s tires are also something that you should inspect regularly. Look for signs of damage or general wear and tear. If you don’t feel any treads on your tires any more, it’s time to replace them. Also, check the tire pressure regularly to ensure your tires are full enough to handle the roads.

mechanic doing a tire rotation
tire stacks

Let Middletown Honda Assist You with Maintenance

If your Honda model is in need of repair or inspection in the Middletown area, be sure to choose the experts at Middletown Honda. We have a talented team of professionals who can provide Honda Accord service to care for your vehicle,  and we always use genuine parts to keep your Honda running properly. Visit our service center near Goshen today and we can take care of your vehicle, as well as give advice on topics like premium vs. regular gas.

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