WATCH: 'Prevention is better than cure' also applies to your car

WATCH: 'Prevention is better than cure' also applies to your car

"Prevention is better than cure," so goes the old health advice. And you can follow the same principle to your car, too.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What steps is Honda Cars Philippines taking to educate customers about preventive maintenance service (PMS)?

    Honda Philippines has made a PMS schedule guide and to help estimate the cost of PMS throughout a Honda car's life.
  • When is the PMS interval of Honda cars?

    Honda cars only need two PMS visits a year, Honda Philippines claimed.
  • It's always best to follow your car's preventive maintenance service (PMS) schedule, which usually consists of an oil change, spark plug change, and replacement of various filters.  

    While you're at it, replace the car's parts such as the radiator, tires, and brakes, before they expire due to age and mileage 

    Not only does timely maintenance keep your car healthy, it also ensures your personal safety. Your car will be less likely to leave you stranded and put you in danger while in motion. 

    With regular PMS, your car's important components — like the engine and transmission — are less likely to break, saving you from big repair bills in the process. 

    11th-gen Honda Civic PH

    Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) knows the importance of PMS, that's why it has shared a PMS interval guide — specifically meant for the cars of the Japanese carmaker. 

    The guide tells us at which times or mileage figures your Honda car is required to undergo a PMS, and the parts and fluids your car needs at every service.  See Honda's handy reference below. 

    SCHEDULE

    Parts and Lubricants for Replacement

    6 months or 10,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer

    1 year or 20,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, drain plug washer, aircon filter (dust & pollen), and air cleaner element

    1.5 years or 30,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer

    2 years of 40,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, drain plug washer, aircon filter (dust & pollen), fuel strainer set, retainer, drain plug sealing washer (18mm), drain plug sealing washer (20mm), and HCF-2 CVTF transmission fluid 

    2.5 years or 50,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer

    3 years or 60,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, drain plug washer, aircon filter (dust & pollen), air cleaner element, serpentine belt, and brake fluid

    3.5 years of 70,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer

    4 years or 80,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, drain plug washer, aircon filter (dust & pollen), fuel strainer set, retainer, drain plug sealing washer (18mm), drain plug sealing washer (20mm), and HCF-2 CVTF transmission fluid

    4.5 years or 90,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer

    5 years or 100,000 km (whichever comes first)

    engine oil, oil filter, drain plug washer, aircon filter (dust & pollen), air cleaner element, and spark plug (iridium)

     

    For Honda vehicles, these only two need PMS visits a year, compared to the quarterly PMS required by other brands, HCPI said. 

    HCPI promised that its "dealerships and service centers have highly skilled technicians and dedicated staff using state-of-the-art tools and equipment."

    Meanwhile, "PMS at the authorized Honda dealers guarantee genuine chemicals, parts and accessories, and service quality that is aligned with global standards to ensure workmanship and safety." 

    Honda Accord 2022

    You can even know the estimated cost of PMS of Honda's cars throughout the cars' life — just pop on to Honda's Virtual Showroom. Other Honda's PMS details are shared in a video.

    At Honda dealers and service centers, HCPI said it has laid out safety measures against COVID-19 spread.

    Customers need to have their bodies' temperature checked upon entry, declare their health practice social distancing, and disinfect their hands at the provided sanitizer stations. 

    Remember what we said about prevention? 

    Photos from Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) and Roy Robles

     

     

     

     

     

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