Service FAQ

Common Questions You Might Ask Your Mechanic: Answered by the Pros at Gwinnett Place Honda

Are there questions that you’ve always wanted to ask your auto mechanic–but either didn’t have the time to, or felt awkward asking questions at the service center when you’re in a hurry to get back to work?

The team at Gwinnett Place Honda wants to provide some simple answers to your common car questions, free and available 24/7 online. This page will cover most of the questions that we get from local drivers, but if you’re left scratching your head about any maintenance issues or car questions, we encourage you to contact us so we can answer you directly.

Car Maintenance & Service Menus

How long do I have to “break in” my new car?

The first 200-600 miles of driving are some of the most important for your new car, to “break in” not just your seat comfort, but also your brakes and the overall powertrain. If possible, avoid hard starts, rapid acceleration, and rough braking, to give everything a chance to break in.

How often do I need to schedule maintenance?

This will depend on a wide variety of factors, but the general recommendation for maintenance visits is every 12 months or every 7,500 miles. In your Honda, the “Maintenance Minder” tool found in the information display will help keep you on track. The Maintenance Minder system will tell you the life of your oil, and remind you when it’s time to go in for service.

Do I have to follow the recommendations on my Honda service menu?

Since you own the vehicle, you don’t have to follow along with the recommendations. However, if you want to extend the life of your vehicle, boost performance to its highest potential, and save a lot of money in the long run, it’s a smart idea to follow those guidelines and Maintenance Minder system recommendations.

Are you burning up with questions about the Honda brand, your car, and general auto service? Then you should come to our next New Owner Workshop, where members of our Honda team can help you learn more about maintenance reminders, cabin tech, service needs, and more.

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