Tips On How To Keep Your Honda Pilot Running Longer

March 20th, 2012 by
2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Honda Pilot

Are you looking for tips on how to best maintain your brand new 2012 Honda Pilot? Visit our Honda dealership in Middletown, NY for all your automotive needs, including service and maintenance. We’ll help you get the information and parts you need to make sure your new vehicle keeps performing at optimal levels for many miles.

Tips on Caring for Your New Honda Vehicle

One of the biggest questions people ask when visiting Middletown Honda is how they can extend the life of their new vehicle in order to get the most out of their investment. Care and maintenance is the biggest key to making sure your vehicle keeps running in prime condition for as long as possible.

The break-in period for a new vehicle is usually the first 1,000 miles. During this time, it’s recommended to keep your speed under 55 mph as much as possible. Try to avoid towing heavy loads, adding large and heavy items to the roof rack, or putting a lot of heavy cargo in your trunk.

Even after the break-in period is over, it’s important to drive your vehicle with care. Doing this will help your vehicle last longer. When your car is just starting up, don’t push it too hard. This can increase the amount of wear and tear on the engine, especially if you’re in the middle of winter.

Take care not to run your engine too hard when getting out of mud and snow. It’s important to go easy on your 2012 Honda Pilot when it’s stuck in difficult terrain. The last thing you want to happen is damaging an expensive part. Gently rock the car back and forth in conjunction with light acceleration to get it free, but don’t overdo it — quickly switching from forward to reverse a lot could cause damage to your transmission. Your best option is to get a tow truck to get your vehicle out. If you’re worried some damage was done, bring your vehicle to our service center in Middletown, and one of our factory trained technicians will look everything over to make sure there are no issues.

Visit Middletown Honda for Your Service and Maintenance Needs

Car buyers looking to make sure their brand new 2012 Honda Pilot is in the best shape can visit our dealership in Middletown. We’ll work hard to make sure your vehicle is in prime condition, and our knowledgeable technicians can provide assistance to help you extend the life of your new vehicle. You’ll always receive the highest quality customer service at Middletown Honda, where your complete satisfaction is our main priority. Visit us on the web to get additional information or for our hours and directions.