Average Mileage for Auto Services | Fayetteville, NC | Bryan Honda
Taking care of your vehicle is an essential part of ownership that cannot be overlooked. But with so much to keep up on, it might be easy to lose track of what needs done and how often. If you’re not sure how long you need to go between oil changes or tire rotations, these are the average intervals to keep in mind. For precise intervals, your first stop should always be your vehicle’s owner’s manual — and your second should be the service department at Bryan Honda.
Oil and oil filter
With modern vehicles, the quality of synthetic oil has vastly increased the time needed between oil change. If your vehicle runs on a non-synthetic oil, you probably need to have your oil changed around every 3,000 miles. For synthetics, you’re looking at anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 miles between visits.
The fast and loose rule with batteries is that you should have them replaced every five years, which equals out to about 60,000 miles. You should have your battery checked after each season as the changes in temperature can affect performance, and it’s important to have your battery diagnosed anytime you encounter stalling, rough starts, or failure to start.
You’re counting on your brakes to bring you to a complete stop, so maintaining them is crucial to your safety. Brake pads and shoes tend to last up to 50,000 miles, and you’ll know that they’re due to be replaced if you notice screeching or squealing. Brake rotors may need replaced every 60,000 miles, but you might also be able to prolong their life by having them ground down and smoothed out once per lifespan. For brake fluid, you’re looking at a flush and refill every 20,000 to 45,000 miles.
Your tires should be rotated and balanced every 5,000 to 7,500 miles to ensure even wear and maximum lifespan. If you keep the same set of tires year-round, you’re looking at going through a set every 50,000 miles or so, but this will depend on the frequency with which you drive and the quality of roads among other factors.
Always turn to your owner’s manual for the true answer to your service needs — or turn to the experts at Bryan Honda. Not only will we let you know when your services will need done, we’ll perform them for you with expertise and excellence.