When Should I Service My Honda?

Vehicle maintenance can certainly be a mystery. With different service intervals, a series of lights on your dash, and road conditions muddling your feel of the vehicle, it isn't always easy to know exactly what is happening with your Honda. However, by paying attention to a few key signs and understanding your dash lights a bit better, you'll have an advantage when it comes to keeping your Honda running smoothly.

Dashboard Lights

Your dash has a series of lights that are almost always off. So when one turns on you might not recognize it. Some lights are fairly innocuous, while others demand immediate attention, and knowing the difference can be a huge help.

A red oil can light appearing on your dash means you need service immediately. This indicates low oil pressure, and even if the cause isn't major - the results can be devastating to your engine.

Meanwhile, a yellow tire light means you have low tire pressure. This can happen naturally if it's been a while since your vehicle has been serviced, but if you have the pressures adjusted and the light comes on again, you probably have a leak that needs to be checked out.

Driving Symptoms

While driving you expect your Honda to have a certain feel to it. When that begins to change, it's time to bring your vehicle to us. If you experience hesitation when accelerating, it's time to have your Honda looked at. While this can be anything from dirty fuel injectors to a major engine issue, it's better to have it checked out and know that your Honda is safe to drive.

If you feel a vibration while driving, you likely need an alignment. A misaligned suspension can result in rapid tire wear, unpredictable handling, and that uncomfortable shake in either the seat or steering wheel. However, if the vibration only occurs while braking, its time to have your brakes checked out to get you ahead of any issues.

Visit Our Service Center Today!

Our Honda service center serving Fairfield, Norwalk, and Bridgeport CT is here to help you figure out exactly what is wrong with your Honda model. Our trained experts are always willing to take a look and give you the quality service and repairs needed to keep your Honda running smoothly for years to come.


Honda of Westport

1372 Post Road East
Directions Westport, CT 06880

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  • Sunday 11:00AM-4:00PM

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