Maintenance Tips

Tips


1. Avoid acceleration while driving
While driving please avoid unnecessary acceleration or deceleration. Surveys show that driving in average speed leads to no appreciable rise in commuting time.

2. Keep your engine healthy
Servicing at regular intervals keeps the engine of your car healthy. This habit will make you save 6% in cost fuel.

3. Drive in the correct gear
Incorrect gear shifting can lead to as much a 20% increase in fuel consumption. Always start your car in the 1st gear only and then after follow the other gears as per the requirement. It is advisable to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.

4. Don’t wait for your car to warm up
Drive in low gear till the engine warms up. At 10°C and below, your fuel consumption per kilometre doubles when you make trips of 5kms or less.

5. Good braking habits
A good driver always anticipates stops. Test wheels for free rotation when your car is being serviced.

6. Keep your foot off the clutch
Riding the clutch causes loss of energy and damage clutch-linings.

7. Clean air filter regularly
Air filter prevents dust from fouling the engine. Have the air filter cleaned at recommended intervals.

8. Watch tyre pressure
Tests show that a 25% decrease in tyre pressure can cost you 5-10% more on fuel and 25% on tyre life.

9. When you stop your car, stop engine
Always keep your car ready to start. This will ensure a quick start whenever you need it. Switch off the engine at stops of over 2 mins.



1. For best effectiveness, always use Recirculation Mode.

2. Always switch ON the AC in Low Mode and gradually increase the speed.

3. If parked in the hot sun for long, open all the windows completely to vent the hot air out before switching On the AC.

4. Use Front Shades for the windshield to keep your car cabin cooler when parked in hot sun.

5. Always park your car in a shaded region

6. Always use Honda Genuine Refrigerant.

7. Always switch OFF the AC before switching OFF the engine.

8. Follow the Periodic Maintenance Schedule religiously.

9. Adjust the AC temperature & the blower speed depending upon the number of passengers in the car.

10. Keep the blower ON with fan speed at level 3 or more for a few seconds & then switch OFF the engine. This will help maintain a pleasant smell in the car.

1. Is it safe to drive my car through a flooded patch of road?
You should not drive the car through flooded patch of road as it can stall the car. The water level may actually be higher than what is visible, also other passing vehicles may splash water on to your car, which can enter the engine of the car through inlet hose and can cause severe damage to it.

2. What is the risk involved in driving the car through flooded patch of road?
If the water from a flooded road enters the engine room of the car it can cause “Hydrostatic Lock” and can cause severe damage to the engine parts viz. Connecting rods, Cylinder head, Pistons and Cylinder block.

3. If water has entered the engine, how long will it take for the engine to get damaged?
The damage can be instantaneous if you attempt to start the car after it has stalled while driving through water. However, in some cases it may take up to 4-6 months before the actual damage happens to engine parts.

4. What should I do, if my car has stalled while passing through a puddle of water?
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

5. What should I do if my car gets flooded with water while it was parked?
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

6. Is the damage to the engine due to water entry covered under warranty/insurance?

Warranty does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine compartment.
Insurance* does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine

*Engine protector rider available with Honda Assure car insurance policies covers damages it caused to engine due to water ingress.

 
 
 

Each part or lubricant plays a crucial role in the functioning of your Honda in a new-like condition.
Please refer to your Owner’s manual or speak to the nearest Honda dealer for detailed service schedule of your vehicle.