It’s an age-old question, and one that has no easy answer. But here at Buena Park Honda we want to make sure you have the tools you need to keep your vehicle properly maintained, and that means giving you service intervals that make sense for your vehicle and your driving style. Our Buena Park Honda Service Center is always here to offer expertise and assistance regardless of what vehicle brand you own, so don’t hesitate to visit us for your automotive service needs today!

Oil Changes

Perhaps the most important service item for your vehicle is the oil change, and knowing when you have your oil changed is critical. Most vehicles will need an oil change every 5,000 miles, although your vehicle may vary. Check your owner’s manual for the most accurate information regarding your vehicle, and understand that as your vehicle ages, you should increase the frequency of your oil changes to keep your engine protected. If you don’t drive frequently, a good rule of thumb is to have your oil changed every six months to avoid breakdown due to oxidization.

Brake Service

Brake service is much less definite than oil changes, but a good rule of thumb is to have your brakes inspected every 10,000 miles or at every other oil change. This should keep you ahead of any potential brake trouble due to brake pads wearing, and you can avoid damaging other parts by having brake pads replaced before they reach the end of their serviceable life.


Your wheel alignment helps maintain the smooth ride and handling of your vehicle, and also helps even out tire wear to extend the life of your tires. You should have your vehicle aligned once a year or once every 10,000 miles, and it should also be aligned whenever you buy a new set of tires.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

At Buena Park Honda, we make it easy to keep your vehicle serviced by allowing you to schedule service online! No matter when you have time, you can log on to our website and set up your next service appointment so you can always keep your maintenance up to date.

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