Your vehicle will usually let you know when it may be time to have your suspension system looked at by sending out one or more of these seven signs:
- Your vehicle dips or “nose dives” when stopping. When your car dips or noses further than anticipated when stepping on the brakes could be a sign of worn shocks. Have your vehicle looked at immediately when this happens as it can make it more difficult to stop in emergency situations.
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when driving. There are actually a few reasons why this could be happening, such as the level of tread wear is different on your tires, or you are in need of a wheel alignment. However, it could also indicate that suspension and steering components have become worn. Have your tires and suspension system looked at to determine the issue, then you can usually solve it fairly easily.
- Your car is visibly lower in one corner than the rest of the vehicle. First you should make sure that all of your tires are properly inflated. If they are not the problem, then there could be problems with the suspension in the area that the car sits lower. If this is happening, it is a good indication that something has failed in that part of the car and it needs to be addressed right away.
- The vehicle feels as though it is “pulling” or “drifting” when turning corners. This is a sign that the suspension system is no longer keeping your cars body stable, and there is an increased risk of your car rolling over. Have this symptom checked out as soon as possible to avoid any accidents and serious injury.
- The car continues to bounce after hitting a bump or pothole in the road. You will always feel bumps in the road as you drive, unfortunately there is now way of preventing that completely, however, the bouncing should stabilize almost immediately. You may have worn shocks or a damaged leaf spring if your car continues to bounce for a bit.
- The shocks appear to be oily or damaged. When you look under your vehicle and examine your shocks or struts and they appear to be greasy or oily, there is a good chance that they are leaking fluid and therefore not working properly. It is probably time to have them replaced.
- The vehicle rides roughly. When you notice that your normal commute is beginning to feel much bumpier than usual, it is probably time to have your suspension looked at.
To better protect your investment on your New Honda, read the Honda Owner’s Manual and always keep it in a safe place for future reference. Also, bring your vehicle to AUTO XPAT WORKSHOP to be sure that it will be inspected and maintained by Honda Factory-Trained Service Advisors, Parts Specialists and Technicians. Your satisfaction and safety is important to us.
If your Honda is a model 2006 or newer, it has been equipped with the latest technology called the “Maintenance Minder” system. Please refer to the chart below to see how this revolutionary tool can save you money and keep your Honda operating at peak performance.
|Oil Life||Message||What To Do|
|15%||SERVICE DUE SOON||Plan to take vehicle in for scheduled maintenance|
|5%||SERVICE DUE NOW||Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance|
|0%||SERVICE PAST DUE||Service is overdue. Take vehicle in now.|
Maintenance Main Items
|Symbol||What To Do|
|A||Oil change needed|
|B||Oil change needed and inspect various systems and components (see Service Manual).|
|Number||What To Do|
|1||Rotate tires, and check tire pressure and condition|
|2||Replace air cleaner element, check drive belt, and replace dust and pollen filter|
|3||Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped)|
|4||Replace spark plugs, timing belt (if equipped), inspect water pump, and inspect valve clearance|
|5||Replace engine coolant|
|6||Replace rear differential fluid (if equipped)|
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