Jones Honda is committed to helping folks with their service and automotive needs. If you’ve been considering using our Honda service department for your car maintenance and auto repairs, you may have a few questions on your mind. To help our Lancaster, Lititz, Roseville, York, Lebanon, and Eden drivers, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions we receive to make your experience with us as straightforward as possible.
Q. How Often Should I Change My Oil?
While there are many variables that affect how often an oil change is needed, it is recommended to get one every 5,000-8,000 miles or every six months. However, it’s worth noting that this interval is based on “normal” driving conditions. If you frequently drive in severe conditions, such as extreme temperatures, dusty roads, or stop-and-go traffic, you may need to get an oil change more frequently.
Q. What Does It Mean If My Check Engine Light Comes On?
The check engine light is a warning signal on your car dashboard that indicates there may be something wrong with your vehicle’s engine system. Seeing the light on can be alarming, but it can be caused by a variety of factors, running from minor issues like a loose gas cap to more serious problems like a malfunctioning sensor. By bringing it into our shop, we can perform a vehicle inspection to diagnose any issues and provide a course of action moving forward.
Q. How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?
As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000-7,500 miles. This interval may vary, however, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations and the specific needs of your vehicle. You may be able to hold off until around 10,000 miles or require more frequent rotations if you drive in harsh conditions or have aggressive driving habits.
Q. Do I Need A Scheduled Appointment For Repairs & Service?
No. While appointments help us accommodate your schedule and provide a more tailored experience, we welcome walk-in customers during our regular service hours ( 7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F, Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm).
Q. Why Should I Service My Vehicle At A Honda Dealership?
When you bring your vehicle to our Honda service department, you can be confident that it will receive the attention it deserves. We have technicians who are specifically trained to work on your Honda, as well as other makes and models. They have experience when it comes to repairing and maintaining cars, trucks, and SUVs, along with access to specialized equipment, OEM parts, and diagnostic tools that independent mechanics may not have.
Q. Does Jones Honda Only Service Honda Vehicles?
No, our technicians are equipped to handle maintenance and repairs for other makes and models from notable brands. We’ll take a look at just about any kind of car or truck, but we specialize in all things Honda.
Q. When Should I Replace My Car’s Fuel Filter?
The fuel filter in a car is an essential component responsible for filtering impurities and contaminants from the fuel before it reaches the engine. The standard recommendation is to replace the fuel filter every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. If your vehicle is frequently subjected to dusty or dirty conditions, the fuel filter may become clogged more quickly than in normal driving conditions.
Q. Why Choose Genuine Honda Parts?
Genuine Honda parts are engineered to fit perfectly in Honda vehicles. This means that they provide the same level of performance and reliability as the original parts that came with the vehicle. The parts we carry and use undergo rigorous testing to ensure that they meet high-quality safety standards, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is performing at its best.
Q. When Can I Expect To Replace My Tires?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to when you should replace your tires, but on average they’ll last somewhere from 3 to 5 years. It’s important to regularly inspect your tires for signs of wear and tear, follow the manufacturer's recommendations, and maintain them to ensure they last as long as possible.
The team at Jones Honda is always ready to help our customers out. If you have any other questions or want to set up your next service appointment, contact us online or swing by our Honda dealership near York, PA today!