At Honda of Grays Harbor, we know that the future of driving lies with electric vehicles, which are rapidly gaining a sizable chunk of the market. One big step toward an all-EV driving experience is the adoption of electric-gasoline hybrids. But what about their service needs? When it comes to Honda maintenance, hybrids aren’t that different from other cars.
Let’s look at the kind of service and maintenance Honda hybrids require.
Keep Up with Regular Service
Overall, you’ll find that hybrids require much the same types of regular maintenance as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. They will still need regular oil changes, generally every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
The only issues you might have with a hybrid could have to do with fluid changes, which can be more labor-intensive on a hybrid. This will depend on the model, but it’s something to keep in mind.
As your Honda hybrid’s mileage builds up, you’ll need to keep up with certain service tasks. At 20,000, 40,000, and 60,000 miles, you’ll need to keep up with tasks such as:
- air filter replacement
- brake lines and hoses checked/replaced
- transmission inspection
- inspect all steering components
- inspect exhaust components
- inspect ball joints and other wheel elements
Your hybrid’s warranty shouldn’t be too different from any other car, and should cover the following for a specific amount of time:
- Engines and transmissions
- Fuel systems
- Air conditioning and cooling systems
- Gearbox, steering, and suspension
- Clutch, brake parts, and electrical systems
Overall, you’ll find that regular service and timely oil changes will keep your Honda hybrid running for as long as you need — plus, your fuel economy will be much better! For more information, visit Honda of Grays Harbor today.