Oil Change Service

Honda Oil Change Service
The most frequently-needed maintenance procedure that your vehicle needs is an oil change. But oil changes are also one of the easiest, cheapest, and quickest maintenance procedures. Engine oil protects the engine internals from heat and friction that could cause catastrophic damage. These are part of your Honda vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule, and Germain Honda of Dublin has put together a guide to everything you need to know about oil changes.
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When Is the Right Time to Change My Oil?

As a general rule, the service schedule laid out in your owner’s manual is the best way to determine when your vehicle’s oil needs to be changed. It is especially important to check the manual, even if you think you already know the answer, since recent technological advancements have made oil change intervals a lot less universal than they used to be.

If you are at all unclear about what the service intervals for your specific vehicle are, or if you have reason to believe that your vehicle’s oil will need to be replaced before the scheduled date, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable service team at Germain Honda of Dublin. They will be able to help you determine what is best for your vehicle.

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Tips for Identifying an Engine Oil-Related Issue

While the vast majority of oil changes are routine, there are times when there is an engine oil issue that requires attention before the regularly scheduled date. It’s important to know what to look for in identifying these issues, as it could save you a lot of trouble and money.

Oil Spots Under Your Vehicle

This is the best way to spot an oil leak as early as possible. A small leak around the oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, or drain plug could leave spots on your driveway or garage floor. This might seem small at first, but a small leak can turn into a large one quickly and without much warning. It’s best to address these issues as soon as you spot them.

Oil Warning / Low Oil Pressure Light

If you have an oil or oil pressure warning light on your dashboard turn on, you probably have a more serious problem. It is therefore imperative to contact the experts at Germain Honda of Dublin to have the issue resolved as quickly as possible.

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Oil Change Frequency Recommendations

Thanks to breakthroughs in both oil technology and in-vehicle oil monitoring systems, modern vehicles feature longer oil change intervals than in years past. Just a few decades ago, the “every 3,000-mile” oil change interval was fairly standard across the industry. Not anymore! Today’s Honda vehicles generally have recommended oil change intervals that range from every 7,500 to every 10,000 miles (or one every six to twelve months).

The Honda Maintenance Minder system, found on virtually all Honda models, takes the guesswork out of changing your oil. The system uses both mileage and time inputs to measure oil life, providing a more accurate estimate of when you’ll need to change your oil. Don’t waste money by changing your oil too frequently! Instead, consult both your Honda owner’s manual in the glovebox of your vehicle and refer to the Maintenance Minder system. As always, our team of Honda service experts is standing by to answer any of your oil-related questions.

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Why Have Your Oil Changed at Germain Honda of Dublin?

With the variety of engine oils being used today, as well as the aforementioned differences in service intervals, oil changings are becoming increasingly specialized work. And since they are so extremely vital to your vehicle’s continuing to function, it’s best to trust those oil changes to Honda professionals. Not only will the technicians at Germain Honda of Dublin know when the oil for your specific vehicle/engine needs to be changed, but they will also have the correct manufacturer-recommended filters and fluids. Oil is important, leave it to a pro.