If you’re looking for Acura maintenance in the greater Oklahoma City area, Bob Howard Acura is standing by to answer your most essential questions. From tire rotations to wheel alignment, our Acura auto mechanics are factory-trained professionals with the skill and experience to get the job done right.
Whereas your new or new-to-you Acura vehicle may come complete with first-class features, all vehicles are still in need of regular service to maintain them in their ideal condition. It hardly needs be said that the most important kind of maintenance is the routine kind. Conversely when minor issues go uninspected, they can progress to more significant issues later on. Knowing what to do for your car needs an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership receives about Oklahoma City Acura maintenance.
How come my check engine light is on?
Computerized dashboards are standard in most modern cars and trucks. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include missing gas cap, time for an oil change, or even low tire pressure. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easy to read by a diagnostic machine.
How often should I change my oil?
While auto mechanics swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, there are always exceptions. Our first suggestion is always to check your car’s manual. This can provide you with the most accurate information, especially for relatively new models. Unfortunately, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to vehicle wear, history, and age. This more complete recommendation requires an expert’s opinion. If your personal mechanic seems unsure, then call your Acura dealer for the best advice.
When do I get a tire rotation?
Your vehicle’s chief point of contact with the pavement is the wheels. This causes excessive wear and tear that needs to be distributed evenly among all the tires. After 6,000 to 8,000 miles, a tire rotation is advised. Rotation ensures that the tires will wear evenly. Plus, be sure to note that 4WD and off-roading, as well as individual driving habits may dramatically influence your tire rotation interval and frequency, outside of a normal Acura tire rotation schedule.
When do I change the brake pads?
The lifespan of a brake pad relies on your daily driving habits and of course, the operating environment. Based upon heavy to moderate usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through 20,000-25,000 miles. Factors that significantly reduce its life are frequent braking, braking at high-speed, elevated temperatures and driving on uneven areas or rocky terrain. On average, brake pads may give from forty to sixty thousand miles of pad life under normal driving conditions.
When do I replace my fuel filter?
A clean fuel filter ensures trouble-free and optimal engine performance. Always consult your Acura mechanic or automakers’ manual, but fuel filters usually can operate between 20,000-40,000 miles.
Why won’t my Acura start?
Although there may be various reasons why your Acura won’t start, the usual culprit is its battery. If you managed to leave your lights on, then its reasonable to assume that the charge is drained. One sign of a low charge is if it takes longer to start your Acura when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your vehicle won’t start, so it’s best to consult a certified Acura mechanic.
Why should I choose a Acura service provider for my vehicle maintenance?
When you choose Bob Howard Acura as your licensed service provider, you get a team of factory-trained Oklahoma City Acura mechanics. Not only will these technicians provide unparalleled auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Acura parts, including a full warranty for all service and repairs complete.
When should I get my brakes checked?
Every auto maintenance appointment should include a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Acura mechanic will inspect your vehicle for any other required services. As brake quality is judged by size, look, and feel, this is the best way to check your brakes. Be sure to have squeaky brakes looked at, as it may be a symptom of a bigger issue.
How do I know when to change my battery?
The average car battery lasts from 3 to 5 years, depending on care and use. The easiest way to avoid a battery issue is to monitor your vehicle’s battery health. This typically happens during a routine maintenance check. Most car batteries, like other perishable goods, have an expiration date clearly marked.
Choose Bob Howard Acura for all your repair, maintenance, and service needs in the Oklahoma City area. Our Acura certified mechanics are waiting to help with all your auto care needs.
Oklahoma City Acura Maintenance & Service FAQs | Bob Howard Acura
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