One of the simplest ways to ensure you get the best performance over the life of your Honda CR-V is to keep up with its regular maintenance. At Braman Honda, our goal is to help drivers in the Wellington, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach area get the most out of their vehicles. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide to the Honda CR-V maintenance schedule, so you’ll understand the different types of service and at what points they’re needed.
Continue reading to see when you should set up your next routine service appointment.
Honda CR-V Maintenance Minder™
Inside every new Honda CR-V trim you’ll find this innovative system that keeps tracks of the vehicle’s recommended service schedule and will alert you to potential issues it detects happening under your hood. The Maintenance Minder™ does this by displaying a system of codes on your CR-V’s Multi-Information Display:
Main Code A: Replace engine oil.
Main Code B: Replace engine oil and filter.
Inspect front and rear brakes.
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots.
Inspect suspension system.
Inspect driveshaft boots.
Inspect brake hoses and lines.
Inspect all fluid levels and conditions.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
Sub Code 1: Rotate tires and check tire condition and air pressure.
Sub Code 2: Change dust and pollen filter.
Inspect drive belt.
Sub Code 3: Change continuously variable transmission fluid.
Sub Code 4: Replace spark plugs.
Check valve clearance.
Sub Code 5: Replace engine coolant.
Sub Code 6: Replace rear differential fluid in models equipped with AWD (all-wheel drive).
Sub Code 7: Change brake fluid.
If you should ever see one these codes appear, immediately schedule a service appointment to have the issue looked at by one of our trained technicians.
Scheduled Maintenance Using Your 2018 Honda CR-Vs Mileage
While the Honda Maintenance Minder™ is a great tool meant to alert you when your CR-V needs immediate attention, we recommend scheduling service before a potentially serious issue arises. To keep your vehicle running smoothly, try to schedule a routine appointment every 7,500 miles. During this appointment, you should always get an oil and filter change and have your tires rotated. The technicians will also inspect some key areas to make sure they’re in good condition, these include:
- Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
- Brake hoses and lines
- Driveshaft boots
- Exhaust system
- Fluid levels and the cooling system hoses and connections
Once you reach 15,000 miles you should have all the services listed above done again. You’ll also want to have things like your parking brake adjustment and the front and rear brakes inspected.
Items like your spark plugs and air filters should be replaced, and your drive belt and clearance valves inspected.
When your CR-V reaches 45,000 miles, you should have all the items listed above done. You should also replace your brake fluid and engine coolant.
90,000 Miles and Beyond
When you surpass 90,000 miles you should schedule to have your transmission fluid and timing belt replaced. You should also have items like timing belts and the water pump inspected.
Schedule A Service Appointment for your Honda CR-V
Don’t wait for a warning light to blink or breakdown to occur before scheduling maintenance. Knowing what and when to schedule routine maintenance will guarantee you long-lasting performance for years to come. If you’re a driver in Wellington, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, or Palm Beach and are due for a checkup, schedule an appointment today!