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Vehicle Care Tips

Engine Oil

Check the engine oil level every time you fill your car with petrol. Wait a few minutes after turning the engine off, check the engine oil and always make sure the car is parked on level ground.

Note: All engines consume oil as part of their normal operation; therefore the engine oil level must be checked regularly.

Engine Coolant

Check the level of coolant in your radiator by looking at the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the Max and Min lines. If it is below the Min level, top up with genuine Honda All Season Antifreeze Coolant. Note: Do not remove the radiator cap until the engine is turned off and has cooled down.

Note: Do not remove the radiator cap until the engine is turned off and has cooled down.

Brake Fluid

Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir monthly. The brake fluid level should be between the Min and Max marks on the side of the reservoir. If the level is at or below the Min mark, your brake system needs attention.

Note: Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air. Any absorbed moisture can cause a dangerous loss of braking performance. The brake fluid should be replaced according to the time recommendation in the maintenance schedule. If your brake fluid tank requires frequent refilling, there may be a leak. Contact Honda Vaal immediately.

Battery

Your car's battery is the heart of its electrical system. It is extremely important to have your car's battery checked regularly. Open the lid and check the battery condition by looking at the fluid level in the battery. If the fluid level is below the lower level (Min level) on the battery case, contact Honda Vaal. Note: The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte), which is highly corrosive and poisonous. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled technician do the battery maintenance.

Wiper

You might take them for granted – until it rains, and suddenly your safety depends on them. Windshield wipers always need to stay in top condition because you never know when you'll need them to help you see the road.

Wipers wear faster when under extreme temperatures, acid rain and dust abuse. The rubber can crack, split, tear, become contaminated with road film & chemicals or warp from long exposure to heat or cold. You can clear up many windshield problems by replacing the wiper rubbers. Alternatively, whenever you wash your car (weekly), clean the rubber blade with a mild detergent and rinse with water. You'll remove most pollutants attacking the rubber, help increase wiper rubber life and reduce windshield smearing.

Tyres

We all know that tyres wear. However, there are certain things you can do to help minimise this wear. Keep your tyres properly inflated. This is perhaps the single most important thing you can do. Information on correct tyre inflation pressure is provided in your owner's manual and on a placard on the driver's door pillar. How often you check your tyre inflation is up to you. As a rule of thumb, tyres should be checked every time you visit the petrol station. You should also rotate your tyres regularly. Tyre manufacturers recommends tyres should be rotated every 10,000 km. Your actual driving conditions may warrant more frequent rotation. Factors such as road surfaces, driving techniques/habits, vehicle loading, and weather can all have an effect on tyre wear.

Note: Remember that tyres should be checked when cold since tyre pressure will increase as the tyres warm up.


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