Your Honda requires frequent maintenance and upkeep to keep it in the pink of its health. Timely comprehensive check-ups of your car can help maintain its excellent condition. However, you can also take some preventative measures to avoid facing any issues due to wear and tear. Here are some tips for Honda WRV maintenance as well as the prescribed service schedule to make sure that your Honda is always giving its best-
1. Tire Care-
Always maintain adequate air pressure inside your tires. Deflated tires can cause increased fuel wastage due to friction and may lead to an untimely tire collapse. Every time you visit a petrol station, make sure to check the air pressure inside your tires. If it is not up to the recommended limit, get it refilled immediately.
Secondly, inspect your tires regularly to see if there are any cuts or stuck items in them. In case of damage, always keep a spare tire with you. Unless there’s an emergency, try to change all of the tires at once. This avoids uneven wear and tear. Also, check that the tires are aligned properly, misalignment can cause steering vibration. Rotate your tires frequently.
2. Braking System Care-
It is also important to maintain a balance between acceleration and deceleration. Apply your brakes gently and it’s best if you anticipate your stops. Applying the brakes all of a sudden and that too quite frequently can lead to increased heat production inside the brake system. It can also increase fuel wastage. On the other hand, it’s best to avoid aggressive acceleration as well as it can affect your mileage adversely. Accelerate in increments and over a period of time. Indian roads are unpredictable at places so it’s best to not be too quick while accelerating. Here are some tips and tricks to increase your car’s mileage!
3. Fuel consumption-
To cut down on fuel consumption, drive your Honda in ECON mode (if it is available in your model and variant). It avoids fuel misuse. Additionally, switch off the engine at stops that are over 45 seconds to conserve fuel. It is also important to remember to change the gears as per the HCIL recommended speed. Finally, get your fuel refill during the coolest hour of the day as high temperatures can also be detrimental to your car’s fuel efficiency.
The next thing to keep in mind is to check your engine oil level regularly. For increased performance, it is advisable to keep the level at ‘max’. In case it falls below the lower limit, you should get it refilled immediately. Otherwise, you might have to face a breakdown and the repairs won’t be cheap either. So it’s best to be proactive in this case. Prevention is, after all, better than cure.
Also examine your brake, transmission, and coolant fluids. Along with those, check the levels of washer fluid in the washer bottle and check the wiper blade for any cracks. Moreover, check your air and engine filter frequently to ensure that there’s no clogging. Plugged-up filters can cause unfiltered fuel to flow through the engine causing damage to the internal parts. In addition to these, also be careful to not ride the clutch pedal. You should only use the clutch when needed to avoid damaging the clutch lining.
4. Air conditioning-
When it comes to using the AC, there are a few AC maintenance tips for Honda WRV to keep in mind. Firstly, switch the AC on in Low Mode and then go on to increase the speed and switch the AC off before you switch off the engine. It is recommended to use Honda Genuine refrigerant and adjust the temperature according to the number of passengers in the car. Additionally, there are a few things you can do personally, to avoid fuel wastage. You can park the car in a shady region, use front shades to keep your cabin cooler and open all the windows to provide cross ventilation before you shut them and switch the AC on. This ensures that you are not circulating stale, hot air inside your cabin.
5. Scheduled Services-
Finally, it is imperative that your vehicle receives regular servicing as per the schedule provided in your User’s manual. Inspect the brake pad and get the brake shoe cleaned and greased, top-up the transmission and brake fluid as well as the coolant, check the tire and battery condition, replace the spark plug, have the underbody and suspension examined and get a complete car wash. You can visit AutoFlipz for more information regarding your car’s servicing.
Following these Honda WRV maintenance tips will guarantee that your car provides you with the best return for your value and keep it in its prime condition.
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