All vehicle owners understand the importance of having a dependable car. Some say there’s never a convenient time to get car maintenance, but there is also never a convenient time to end up stranded on the side of the road either. Whether you have a used model or something brand new and off of the assembly line, here are some tips to increase the reliability of your vehicle.

Pay Attention to the Quality of Your Tires

Many people neglect the fact that tires need care and maintenance, just like the rest of a vehicle. Tires should be routinely inspected for any signs of dangerous wear and tear. Bulges and cracking in any of the four tires on your Honda can put you at a higher risk of a flat tire or a tire blowout. You should also have your tires rotated to promote even tread wear. This should be done approximately once per year.

Routine Oil Changes

Old oil in your engine can cause very small particles to build up in your engine, transmission and other areas of your vehicle. These particles can end up causing a lot of damage. If you are driving your vehicle regularly, your oil should be changed approximately once every six months or 5,000 miles. You can use a higher quality oil for your next oil change if you would like to stretch that time frame to closer to once per year. The oil filter in your engine should also be replaced during this process.

Address Problems When They Start

Honda CR-V

Newer vehicle models manufactured in the past few years will likely come with the ability to light up a check engine light when there is a problem going on that you can’t see. A lot of people continue to drive around with their check engine light engaged. We know it’s not convenient when this happens, but we want to make sure that you schedule a service appointment as soon as you can. Having problems addressed when they first begin will prevent catastrophic events from taking place.

You can contact Honda of Fort Worth for more information on a proper maintenance schedule for your Honda. This will ensure that your vehicle is receiving all of the preventative assistance it needs to be reliable. We can also address any concerns that you have about your Honda. You’re the one that drives your vehicle every day. You’ll be the first one to take note of any abnormal changes that we need to know about.