Why Getting Service Now Will Save You Money in the Future

July 8th, 2013 by


Middletown Honda ServiceYour car has just suffered a breakdown on the Palisades, just north of the city, on the hottest day of the year. “If only I had gotten the ______ checked out!” you shout into the roar of oncoming traffic. It’s true. Comprehensive maintenance coverage is the key to a long, healthy life for your vehicle. Just ask Long Islander Irv Gordon, who’s about the hit 3,000,000 miles in a car he bought back in 1966. His secret? It’s not fair-dust infused gasoline. It’s regular maintenance that he performed mostly himself, along with some outside help. The main key, his technician says, is he follows what is recommended by the owner’s manual.

Maintenance is the key word. It doesn’t matter who does it, just as long as they are qualified. Middletown Honda has a full team of professionally-certified technicians that help to keep drivers all around Orange Country, Mahwah, and Newburgh on the road. If you think you’re overdue for maintenance, feel free to make an appointment with our team.

Maintenance is a More Than Just Oil Changes

Most people are good about oil changes. Neglect your recommended oil replacement interval, and you could unleash some serious havoc on your engine. There are other key maintenance items, too, such as timing belt replacements. Because your timing belt only needs to be changed a few times during your vehicle’s life, most drivers just forget about it. If the belt snaps or slackens, though, you could be slapped with a hefty repair bill or even left with a total vehicle loss.

Know What to Do and When

By this time you might be sweating, wondering what you can do for your car to save it from an impending breakdown. Relax. Located in the manual of every vehicle is a maintenance schedule that will tell you when you need to take care of important items such as:

  • Oil changes and lubes
  • Tire rotations
  • Wheel alignments
  • Timing belt replacements
  • Coolant flushes

Check Out the Monthly Specials at Middletown Honda

Need service? No worries. Be sure to look at our monthly service specials to save on vital maintenance. Our dealership is located at 520 Route 211, right next to the Gander Mountain.