Spring Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Winter snow is thawing, and spring showers are finally here, which means it’s time to do some maintenance on your vehicle. Here are some spring vehicle maintenance tips from Babylon Honda to keep your car in shape as the weather warms up.

 

Get rid of the salt from winter. Throughout the winter, roads are typically covered in salt to help melt ice and snow. This salt can do some serious damage to your vehicle, so make sure you clean it to get rid of the salt – especially the undercarriage.

 

See to your vehicle’s routine oil change. Bring your vehicle in for its routine check-up and ask your mechanic to change the oil and also check your fluids. Spring is an ideal time to flush your transmission fluid, so make sure you do that as well.

 

Check your vehicle’s tire pressure and rotate them. When the outside temperature fluctuates, so does the pressure of your tires. If they’re outside the recommended pressure range, either add more air to them or deflate them slightly. Also, make sure your tires are rotated every 5,000 miles to help keep the wear on your tires’ tread even.

 

Inspect your vehicle’s brakes. Brakes are the most important part of your vehicle, so have your technician check the pads and rotors to make sure they’re still in tip-top condition.

 

Look over your vehicle’s alignment. Potholes can cause your vehicle’s alignment and suspension to suffer, so make sure you get them both checked out.

 

Come see our team at the dealership for all of your Honda vehicle maintenance needs.

Good Housekeeping Best New Car Awards Go to Accord and Odyssey

Good Housekeeping has been the go-to source for many people who are interested in finding the best-of-the-best products out there. These products could range from the best cooking supplies to the best vehicles.

The Awards

Now, this popular magazine has decided that the 2018 Honda Accord and Odyssey, which are available at Babylon Honda now, are considered the best in their class, awarding them the Good Housekeeping Best New Car Awards.

The Selection Process

Winners of the Best New Car Awards were chosen through Good Housekeeping’s partnership with Car & Driver magazine. These two magazines jointly rated hundreds of new vehicles, looking at the features that drivers tend to care about most – value, safety, reliability, handling, interior design, comfort, noise levels, and technology.

Why the Honda Accord & Odyssey

The Accord and Odyssey both earned the top spot in their segments in their own ways. For the Accord, this mean standing out with premium styling, interior, driving dynamics, long list of features, and engine options.

 

The 2018 Odyssey came out on top by raising the bar to better meet the needs of American families. This includes better performance, a quieter cabin, more family-friendly interior space, and a combination of both comfort and connectivity.

 

These two winning vehicles were featured in the February issue of Good Housekeeping and you can see them for yourself now. For more information about the Good Housekeeping Best New Car Awards or to test drive a new Accord or Odyssey, visit us at Babylon Honda.