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Honda Service Center - Service Questions Answered - Schedule Service Online


Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Here you can find answers to the questions we hear most from our customers in regards to servicing and maintaining their Honda vehicles. Please browse below and click on a question. If you do not see your question, please Click Here to ask us. We will respond promptly to your question in the most expedient format possible. Thank you again for choosing Proctor Honda.

 
  
       
            

What does the A service code mean? Why does it show up on my dashboard as A1, A2, A3, or A4?

Honda service codes tell you it is time for your Honda to be serviced. For example, if your Honda shows an "A1" on your dashboard, this means your Honda is telling your service advisor to  "A" - Replace Engine Oil and "1" - Rotate tires and check tire pressure and condition.

Sometimes your Honda will show an A123, this means that your Honda needs the following services: An A1 Service, an A2 Service, and a A3 Service. Please see the following examples below as they explain what each service means.
 

Please look at some of the examples of Honda service codes below. Back to Top


 A1 Service Code

The A1 service code tells your service advisor to replace your oil with genuine Honda 5W20 motor oil and to change your oil filter. This code also signals your service advisor to Rotate and inspect your tires.



 A2 Service Code


The A2 service code tells your service advisor to replace your air cleaner element, check your drives belts for any wear and to also replace your dust and pollen air filter. Replacing your dust and pollen air filter is really important because its helps to keep the air in your Honda clean by helping you to avoid breathing in potentially harmful air borne pathogens.

 
 A3 Service Code

The A3 service code tells your service advisor to replace your transmission fluid and to transfer that fluid. However, just keep in mind that we will transfer your fluid only if your Honda is equipped to do so. The good news is, changing your transmission fluid at the appropriate intervals will help to extend the life of your Honda and save you money over the long run.



 A4 Service Code


The A4 service code tells your service advisor to replace your  spark plugs and if needed, your timing belt. Spark plugs are very important as they are responsible for getting that initial spark to start your engine. Changing your spark plugs at the appropriate intervals also help to maintain your Honda's performance.

 
 A5 Service Code

The A5 service code tells your service advisor to inspect your water pump and also to check on your valve clearance. This does not necessarily  mean you have to replace both of these vital components at the time, but its just your Honda's way of letting you know that they may need to be changed in the near future.



 A6 Service Code


The A6 service code tells your service advisor to replace your engines coolant. When you replace your Honda's coolant, it helps to maintain your engine and performance. It also helps to protect your engine against the harsh external environments. Keeping your coolant level moderate will help to maintain your Honda.

 

 A7 Service Code


The A7 service code tells your service advisor to replace your rear differential fluid. This fluid only needs to be replaced if your Honda has this fluid type of  fluid present. 

 




What does the B service code mean? Why does it show up on my dashboard as B1, B2, B3, or B4?



Honda service codes tell you it is time for your Honda to be serviced. The "B" service code is different from the "A" service code as it alerts your Honda service advisor to the different needs of your Honda.

Please look at the example below as it explains what the B Service Code means. Back to Top



 B Service Code


  • Drain engine oil.
  • Install Genuine Honda 5W20 Motor Oil.
  • Replace oil filter and drain plug gasket.
  • Inspect cooling system hoses and connections.
  • Inspect exhaust systems.
  • Inspect and fill all fluid levels (power steering, wind-shield washer, clutch).
  • Inspect operation of all lights.
  • Lubricate all door and hood hinges.
  • Rotate Tires
  • Inspect front and rear brakes.
  • Inspect all Tires for abnormal wear and set proper inflation.
  • Install fuel system cleaner.
  • Test battery and service battery terminals.
  • Install non-corrosive battery terminal pads.
  • Road test vehicle.
 

 
 B1 Service Code

The B1 service code tells your service advisor to replace your oil with genuine Honda 5W20 motor oil and to change your oil filter. This code also signals your service advisor to Rotate and inspect your tires.



 B2 Service Code


The B2 service code tells your service advisor to replace your air cleaner element, check your drives belts for any wear and to also replace your dust and pollen air filter. Replacing your dust and pollen air filter is really important because its helps to keep the air in your Honda clean by helping you to avoid breathing in potentially harmful air borne  pathogens.

 
 B3 Service Code

The B3 service code tells your service advisor to replace your transmission fluid and to transfer that fluid. However, just keep in mind that we will transfer your fluid only if your Honda is equipped to do so. The good news is, changing your transmission fluid at the appropriate intervals will help to extend the life of your Honda and save you money over the long run.



 B4 Service Code


The B4 service code tells your service advisor to replace your  spark plugs and if needed, your timing belt. Spark plugs are very important as they are responsible for getting that initial spark to start your engine. Changing your spark plugs at the appropriate intervals also help to maintain your Honda's performance.

 
 B5 Service Code

The B5 service code tells your service advisor to inspect your water pump and also to check on your valve clearance. This does not necessarily mean you have to replace both of these vital components at the time, but its just your Honda's way of letting you know that they may need to be changed in the near future.



 B6 Service Code


The B6 service code tells your service advisor to replace your engines coolant. When you replace your Honda's coolant, it helps to maintain your engine and performance. It also helps to protect your engine against the harsh external environments. Keeping your coolant level moderate will help to maintain your Honda.

 

 B7 Service Code


The B7 service code tells your service advisor to replace your rear differential fluid. This fluid only needs to be replaced if your Honda has this fluid type of  fluid present. 

 


How do I schedule Honda service online?

In order to schedule a service appointment online, please Click Here. If you are a new user, please click "I'm New Here" and follow the prompts. Back to Top




Where do I go to get Honda Service Coupons?
To get service coupons. Please visit our Service Specials Page or Click Here. If you are a new user, please click "I'm New Here" and follow the prompts. Back to Top.




How much is an oil change and tire rotation for Honda models?
Our standard oil change and tire rotation costs $64.53 before taxes and is recommended for your Honda. As always, we use only Genuine Honda Motor Oil when servicing your vehicle. You will also get the perks of a hand car wash and vacuum along with service done by Factory Trained Technicians. Back to Top





"How long does an oil change normally take for an Honda?
Our standard oil change normally takes less than 30 minutes. However, it may take additional time for additional work. Back to Top




What type of motor oil should I put into my car?
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There are many different types of motor oil available on the market today and choosing the right type of motor oil to place into your Honda can be confusing.  Please watch the helpful video below to learn what type of oil to choose before getting an oil change. If you would like more information about choosing the right kind of oil for your vehicle, please Click Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn More about Choosing the Right Type of Motor Oil.




What is a multipoint inspection and what all is included?

A standard multipoint inspection is a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle. It includes

•    All Exterior Lighting
•    Hand Torque All Lug Nuts
•    Inspect Brake Component
•    Measure Brake Lining Wear
•    Inspect Suspension Components
•    Inspect Underside Of Chassis
•    Inspect Seat Belts
•    Inspect All Vital Fluids
•    Adjust Tire Pressure
•    Inspect Tire Condition
•    Measure Tire Wear


Please let us know if we can answer any questions for you regarding multipoint inspections. Back to Top



Can I get a loaner car at your dealership?

Yes, we do offer loaner cars. If you need a loaner vehicle, please request a vehicle via your Proctor Honda Service Advisor. Back to Top





Can I leave my car overnight?

Absolutely. You can feel free to leave your car overnight under our careful supervision. Your vehicle will be housed in a secure area at our facility away from the reach of the public. You can feel safe leaving your car with us. Back to Top




Do you have a shuttle service? When does the shuttle leave?

Yes, we have a shuttle service. Our shuttle runs from 7:30am - 4:30pm. Please let your Proctor Honda Service Advisor know you require shuttle service when you arrive at our service department. Back to Top




What is a timing belt? When do I need to change my timing belt?
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A Timing Belt is a critically major component of your vehicle. When you replace your timing belt, it is important to replace other vital components. Please watch the video below as it explains when to change your timing belt and the signs to look for.




How do I contact my service advisor? Can I contact a specific service advisor?

If you would like to contact a service advisor or request to work with a specific service advisor, please let us know by Clicking Here or just give us a call at (888) 815-8288.


Does Proctor Honda provide tire service?


Yes, we do sell Tires. Proctor Honda has a full service tire facility and we carry many major tire brands. Back to Top




Does Proctor Honda service all makes and models?

Here at Proctor Honda, we service all Years, Makes, and Models. We are here to make your service experience as easy as possible, so whatever you bring in, we can service it. Back to Top



How do I contact the service manager?

If you would like to contact a service manager, please let us know by Clicking Here. Per your request, our service manager Peter Badia will be happy to respond to your inquiry in a timily manner. If you would like to reach him by phone, just dial (888) 815-8288.


What type of tires should I buy for my Honda? Back to Top

Here at Proctor Honda, we service and sell all the major tires brands like Michelin, Continental and Goodyear. We also carry Bridgestsone for specific makes and models. If you need more information about what brand of tire your Honda needs, just ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn about How to Choose the Right Tires for Your Honda.



What type of fuel should I put in my Honda? Back to Top


Choosing the correct fuel to put in your vehicle can be confusing. Saving money is a big factor when buying gasoline. Also, keeping your Honda's performance in top shape is another big priority. Watch the video below to learn about octane ratings and how to choose the right gasoline/fuel for your vehicle. If you need additional help or would like more information about what fuel to choose, please ask us by Clicking Here.

Watch the Video Below to Learn What's the Best Fuel to Put Into Your Honda.



Does my Honda have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? Back to Top

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS? That sounds confusing, right? Well the good news is we are here to explain to you exactly what it is and how works in your Honda. When your tires are low, you will normally see something that looks like this (!). Please watch the video below as it goes into detail about what your Honda's TPMS system does and how it can let you know when to put air in your tires. If you need additional help or would like more information about your Honda's Tire Pressure Monitoring System, please ask us by Clicking Here.

Watch the Video Below to Learn About Your Honda's Tire Pressure Monitoring System.





When should I change the spark plugs? What do spark plugs do? Back to Top


Spark plugs are an essential part of keeping your car running properly. The reason they are called spark plugs is because they fire a spark to start your car and can actually help to keep your car running. Please watch the video below to see when you should change or replace your spark plugs.  If you need additional help or would like more information about your Honda's Spark Plugs and when to change them, please ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn About When to Change Your Honda's Spark Plugs.



When and why should I replace my Honda Cabin Air Filter? Back to Top

Replacing your Honda Cabin Air Filter can save you a lot of money. Why should you replace your cabin air filter? Not only does changing your cabin air filter help you avoind breathing in dust, spores, and allergens into your lungs, it can also save you over $500 in costly repairs. Please watch the video below to learn why changing your Honda's Cabin Air Filter is so important. If you need additional help or would like more information about when to change your cabin air filter, please ask us by Clicking Here.



Watch the Video Below to See How Changing Your Cabin Air Filter Can Save You Money.




How do I know when to put air in my tires? Back to Top

It's an age-old question, "When should I put air into my tires?" We are glad you asked. Placing air into your tires can not only help with driving performance on the road, but it can also keep you safe in different weather conditions. Plus, did you know that the right amount of air can increase your Hodna's fuel efficiency? Please watch the video below to learn more about when it is time to put air in your tires and how doing so can keep you safe on the road. If you need additional help or would like more information about when to put more air into your tires, please ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn When Your Tires Need More Air.

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What is a CVT Transmission? How does the CVT transmission work? Back to Top

The "CVT" stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. This type of transmission is a more modern-day version of the typical transmission that some older models have. This particular type of transmission works great because it helps you to adapt to variable road conditions more effectively while operating your Honda. Please watch the video below to see exactly how your Honda's CVT transmission works. If you need additional help or would like more information about using your Honda CVT transmission, please ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn What a CVT Transmission is and How it Works.



What is a Transmission? When should I change my transmission fluid? Back to Top

The Transmission is one of the most important components of your car. When maintaining your Honda, it is important to change your transmission fluid to avoid any costly expenses later down the road. Please watch the video below to learn when it will be time to change the transmission fluid in your Honda. If you need additional help or would like more  information about knowing when to change your transmission fluid, please ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn What's the Best Time to Change Your Transmission Fluid.






How to check your coolant and when to refill your coolant.  Back to Top

Your Honda's coolant is a very important fluid that needs to be handled carefully. Please watch the video below to learn more about what coolant is and how the proper amount can keep you and your car safe on the road.  Also, learn what to do and what not to do when attempting to change your vehicles coolant. If you need additional help or would like more information about the proper way to change or refill your coolant, please ask us by Clicking Here.


Watch the Video Below to Learn how to check and refill your coolant.




       
      


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