Get the most out of your vehicle. To best protect your investment, we suggest recommended maintenance at the prescribed interval. Select your vehicle's year, model, and trim for detailed recommended maintenance.

When Do I Need to Bring My Vehicle in for Routine Service and Maintenance?

Charlie's Honda proudly serves Augusta and nearby drivers in Waterville ME, Lewiston ME, Auburn ME, and Camden ME with quality automotive service for their vehicles. When it comes to the maintenance of your car, numerous services are imperative to its health and longevity. An easy way to keep up with what gets recommended for your vehicle is to follow a maintenance schedule. A Honda maintenance schedule may get found in your owner's manual, and consists of the essential services that your specific car requires. There are other elements that our skilled team of technicians considers along with its maintenance schedule. We can take a look at driving habits and the mileage that you have on your vehicle.

Importance of Regular Vehicle Maintenance

Many of the common services that your vehicle may need include: 

  • oil changes
  • filter changes
  • tire rotations
  • brake inspections
  • engine checks, and more. 
Why do I need to get my oil changed?

Checking your vehicle's engine at the recommended intervals is vital due to all of the work that it does. Assisting the engine's fast-moving parts is the engine oil. Because the oil lubricates the parts, if it doesn't get changed routinely, there may be friction that develops. It also helps to cool down the engine and remove debris that accumulates while driving. If the oil doesn't get changed, over time, this can lead to a buildup of sludge that can make the engine work harder; leading to a possible repair in the future.

When do I need to get my tires rotated?

Recommendations vary based on model, driving conditions and other factors, but every 5,000 miles seems to be an average. Tire rotations help to ensure that the tread on your car's tires is even and not worn. Not only is a tire with low tread and a lot of wear dangerous, but it can cause vibrations while driving. A convenient way to remember when to get your tires rotated is to get it completed when you come in for an oil change

Don't forget to service your brakes as well! A thorough brake inspection can help see if your car needs new parts like brake pads or brake calipers. Be sure to keep an eye out for any signs as well, and let a technician know if you notice anything like less grip, a squeaking noise, or if it is taking longer to come to a stop.

Make a Service Appointment at Charlie's Honda in Augusta, Maine Today!

If your vehicle is in need of servicing, don't hesitate to make a service appointment with us at Charlie's Honda. You can do so conveniently online or give us a call at our Service Center. Be sure to check out our current service specials that we have to see if there are any offers on services that you need for your upcoming visit with us.