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One of the beauties of owning a Honda vehicle is that it's so simple. If you take good care of your Honda car, truck or SUV, it will return the favor with long-term reliability. In addition, at Honda of Thousand Oaks, we'll give your Honda the kind of factory-authorized service that will keep it running the way you expect Honda to operate: for a good, long time. See? Pretty simple. But that doesn't mean you don't have questions once in a while. Here are some of the things we get asked often by Honda owners from Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas like Ventura, CA.


How Often Do I Change the Oil in My Vehicle?

As you're probably aware, changing your Honda's oil at the right time will help keep your vehicle running smoother, longer. In fact, the most vital maintenance item for any Honda owner, or any vehicle owner, is getting a regular oil change.

But how often should you get your oil changed? It used to be that every 3,000 miles was the recommended cycle for most cars. Today, thanks to advanced lubrication, it depends on the age of your car. Some Honda models in places like Woodland Hills, CA can operate well with longer intervals. At Honda of Thousand Oaks, we'll be happy to provide you with Honda factory recommendations whether you live in Oxnard or Calabasas, CA. But the Honda Maintenance Minder can help you do that in a more customized way. See the next question for details.

What's the Honda Maintenance Minder?

To help get the most out of your Honda, it's been equipped with a Maintenance Minder system. The Maintenance Minder tracks the intervals between oil changes based on your driving habits as you travel around Pasadena or Simi Valley, CA. Once the "oil life" indicator reaches 15%, you'll be notified each time you start the vehicle that it's time to change the oil. It's recommended that you have the oil changed by the service professionals at Honda of Thousand Oaks before the indicator reaches 0% to make sure you get the best performance from your Honda car, truck or SUV.

If you have an older model Honda that doesn't come with a Honda Maintenance Minder, you should follow the maintenance schedule included in your Owner's Manual or ask for a maintenance schedule from any of the service professionals at Honda of Thousand Oaks.

What's the Fuel Recommendation for my Honda vehicle?

For most gasoline-powered Honda vehicles, American Honda recommends using unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump octane of 87 or higher. For a few vehicles, American Honda recommends using unleaded premium gasoline, such as pump octane 91 for best performance. Just remember that the use of gasoline with a minimum pump octane below 87 can lead to engine damage.

Do I Have Honda Roadside Assistance? If So, How Do I Use It?

24-hour roadside assistance is available in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico during the 3-year or 36,000-mile term of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty on U.S. Honda vehicles starting with model year 2015 and newer vehicles purchased new. To get roadside assistance, call 1-866-864-5211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Who Can Answer Your Honda Questions? The Answer is Honda of Thousand Oaks

If you don't see your question listed, please contact us any time at Honda of Thousand Oaks and we'll make sure you get the answers you need. For everything from routine oil changes to major repairs, schedule your service online at Honda of Thousand Oaks. Thanks to our team of professionals, you can keep your Honda car, truck or SUV running reliably for many miles to come.

  1. Honda of Thousand Oaks - AndersonAutos

    3925 Auto Mall Drive
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    • Sales: 805-601-7128
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