Service Center FAQs

Auto maintenance is a complex affair with dozens of recommended services involved throughout the lifespan of any given vehicle. But that doesn't mean drivers near West Bloomfield or Farmington Hills have to stay in the dark. We want you to have a working knowledge of the best maintenance practices for your car, and our service staff will work hard to help you stay informed.

Customers from towns like Livonia often come to us with common questions about maintenance. We've put together a few of the most common here with some brief answers!

How Often Should I Get an Oil Change for My Car?

The answer to this question can vary depending on make and model. It's generally recommended to schedule an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. However, these interval recommendations can change based on different components, engines, driving habits, climates, and more. It's best to consult your local Honda technicians for advice on how often to change your oil.

Why Do Mechanics Recommend Tire Rotations?

Tire rotations are designed to help a set of tires last longer. Each tire can wear differently depending on its position on your car. For example, front tires may wear differently from rear tires since they're responsible for steering. Left unaddressed, this can lead to premature tire wear and buying sets of tires more frequently than is necessary. Regular tire rotations can promote even wear and even help a set of tires last longer. We recommend rotating your tires with every other oil change.

What's the Difference Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil?

Conventional oil was developed decades ago to handle the lower running temperatures of older cars. It's often a cheaper option, but conventional oil is typically less effective for modern engines. By contrast synthetic oil is designed specifically to handle the more intense demands of modern engines. It's recommended for newer and higher mileage models. We can also provide a synthetic blend service that strikes a balance between the two.

Why Bring Your Car to a Certified Honda Service Center?

Whereas the typical local auto repair shop provides general services that are meant to serve a wide variety of cars, Suburban Honda focuses a large portion of its attention on Honda-specific maintenance. Our team of Honda technicians has specific training with Honda models, parts, and systems. We've likewise outfitted our facility with the tools and hardware necessary for routine Honda maintenance and repairs.

Can Suburban Honda Handle Warranty Repairs?

Yes! If warranty-covered part on your Honda should fail, be sure to bring the vehicle in to our service center near Southfield and Westland. We can replace the part or repair the damage in accordance with your new model or certified pre-owned warranty.

Can I Schedule Service Online?

Again, yes. Suburban Honda offers a convenient online scheduling tool that lets you plan out your visits in advance. It's easy to hop on from your personal computer or mobile device. Provide your vehicle information, services needed, and availability. We'll take care of the rest!



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