Honda recommends basic tune-up items at 7500 miles. These include engine oil and filter change, tire rotation, and brake inspection. More involved tune-up items are listed below. All are important for the service life of your car and the safety of your family
The central computer (ECM) fine-tunes variables such as spark advance and fuel-air mixture to give you the best gas mileage and least smog output possible. For the system to do its best, spark plugs and other consumable parts must work as intended. Honda has a replacement schedule so that the ECM will maximize your Accord’s operation.
Replace Cabin Air Filter Every 15,000 miles
Replace Engine Air Filter Every 30,000 miles
Replace differential fluid Every 30,000 miles
Replace Transmission Fluid Every 30,000 miles
Inspect Valve clearance and drive belt Every 105,000 miles
Replace Spark Plugs Every 105,000 miles
The OEM (dealer) cabin air filter will effectively filter most particles. For those with allergies, HEPA filters even eliminate pollen from your cabin.
The engine air filter prevents airborne dirt from damaging your engine. Over time this filter will become less effective and even clog. Gas mileage will be lower, and your engine will wear out sooner.
Engine coolant circulates throughout the engine to avoid overheating. The coolant system keeps a constant temperature for efficient combustion and smog controls to function. A thermostat can stick open or closed rather than changing its configuration to regulate engine temperature.
We replace them along with a coolant change, as high or low engine temperature can cause many problems, including the dreaded check engine light. A malfunctioning thermostat may result in a failed smog test. Coolant contains anti-rust additives to protect your engine block and heads. Eventually, these additives are used up and can no longer protect your engine’s internal passages, requiring the replacement of the coolant.
One of the most important tune-up items is spark plug replacement. Worn-out spark plugs will result in bad engine operation, gas mileage, hard starting, and a smog test failure.
Transmission and differential fluids hold on to contamination, and eventually become unable to
accept any more. Harsh shifting can result from not replacing old, used-up transmission fluid.
You can head off transmission repair by simply replacing your transmission fluid..
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