Recommended Every Service
There are different levels of vehicle inspections, and whenever you drive there are some simple things you should do. Just take a walk around the vehicle and look for soft tires, puddles under the engine, missing or damaged lights, or body damage. It will take less than a minute. The next level of inspection is a professional multi-point bumper-to-bumper inspection by your Honda Dealer’s service department. Most dealers will do this inspection when you bring your vehicle in for servicing.
Just like a Pilot’s Pre Flight check a multi-point inspection includes very specific areas. There are three categories of urgency, and your service technician will follow industry Guidelines and advise you of what needs repairing.
The following is a list of areas your service technician will check.
This is an overview that includes the glass, body parts, loose or missing trim pieces, including broken lights, missing mirrors.
This is the most important part of the inspection. The vital fluids that lubricate and cool our vehicle are all located here, and there is a lot to look at.
All the systems in your vehicle are driven by the engine through a series of belts and pulleys. Your technician can tell if the rubber is dried out, cracked or if a belt is about to fail. These are relatively inexpensive parts, and a broken belt can leave you high and dry by the side of the road.
All vital components. Your technician will check every component and advise you if they are all in good working order. All the systems in your vehicle are driven by the engine through a series of belts and pulleys.
This is not within the scope of most drivers, because the vehicle needs to be on a hydraulic lift. This gives the technician full access to all the components including:
All your vehicle systems from the heating controls, to the air conditioning and all electrical systems. The last step is a thorough test drive. Be sure to take advantage of our service specials for discounts on any maintenance needed as result of your inspection, like a wheel alignment or tire rotation. Call Vern Eide Honda Today and schedule your inspection. Stay safe!
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