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Importance of Maintenance, Even While Driving Less

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Honda Importance of Maintenance

The Importance of Car Maintenance Even When Not Driving As Often in Torrance, CA

If you drive your vehicle less than 10,000 miles per year, then you may think that vehicle maintenance is not that important. However, not driving your vehicle often does have its challenges. At Scott Robinson Honda, we help drivers in the Torrance, Redondo Beach, Carson, Gardena, and Long Beach areas maintain their vehicles no matter how much they drive them. Here are some vehicle maintenance tips for vehicles that are not driven as often.


Beware That Routine Service is Not Just Mileage But, Time-Based Too

You may hear advice that you should have your vehicle oil and filters change after a certain amount of miles. However, these items can become old after a certain amount of time as well. You want to make sure that all the items in your vehicle are new enough to protect your vehicle’s important parts and ensure top performance. Here are some of the most impotent services that should be made after a certain amount of time:

  • Oil changes – Oil should be changed every six months if you have not hit the mileage threshold.
  • Filter changes – You should have your vehicle’s filters (cabin, engine, oil, and fuel) changes after 12 months.
  • Timing belts – A timing belt should be changed after seven years if it has not hit the 60,000 mileage thresholds.

Recommendations to Keep Your Vehicle Running Properly With Low Mileage

If you don’t drive your vehicle often, then you will want to take certain precautions to prevent the vehicle from certain damage. Be sure to turn on the engine to allow the oil to circulate. Running the engine will also allow the battery to be charged. Be sure to check the oil and the air filter to make sure that they are not getting contaminated while they are sitting idle for long periods of time. Vehicles that are garaged for a long period are sometimes hooked up to a trickle charger to prevent damage to the battery.

The Effects Time Has On Tires and Tire Pressure

Over time, your vehicle’s tire’s pressure can get low. Also, you can deform your tires if they sit in the same position for too long. Be sure to turn on your vehicle and drive it around a little to allow the tires to get some movement and prevent any driving issues.

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Our service center is staffed by Honda trained technicians who know your vehicle inside and out. We also have state-of-the-art service bays with the latest equipment. Finally, we only use Honda OEM parts for all of our service and repair work. Visit Scott Robinson Honda in Torrance for top Honda service. You can call, schedule your appointment online or visit us today.

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Scott Robinson Honda is located at: 20340 Hawthorne Blvd • Torrance, CA 90503
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