Service 101 FAQs | Oil Changes & Tire Rotations

Service Questions—You’ve Got ‘Em & We’ve Got the Answers Here at Piedmont Honda

Even though we work at a Honda dealership and we love the Honda lineup, it probably isn’t a huge shock to learn, most of us here at Piedmont Honda don’t perform our own maintenance work—after all, the team here in our Service Center are trained Honda professionals! So we leave the tire rotations and oil changes to them.

Like you, most of us aren’t professional Honda techs, so if you’ve got questions about oil changes and tire rotations, we’ve probably had them too! Here’s a quick list of some of our oil change and tire rotation FAQs. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to reach out to our team at (877) 467-0360!

Oil Change FAQs:

 

  1. Q—What does engine oil do anyway?
    A—Great question! We all know oil changes are important, but many of us just don’t know why; the oil in your engine keeps all those moving parts in there…well, moving! It provides lubrication and helps dissipate heat to help prevent the engine from overheating. When your oil gets old, it loses some of that lubrication, becoming viscous and sticky, which can lead to premature degradation to the parts of your engine.
  2. Q—Should I use traditional oil or synthetic oil?
    A—Unfortunately, there’s no one answer to this question; the type of oil you should use is largely dependent on the car you drive, so our first recommendation would be to consult your Honda Owner’s Manual for a recommended oil type, and if you still have questions, our helpful techs can offer assistance and recommendations.

Tire Rotation FAQs:

  1. Q—What does a tire rotation do for my car?
    A—Tire rotations are important for keeping your tire treads healthy. When you rotate regularly, you can reduce the uneven wear and tear of your tires, which can help them last longer and improve your ride quality, too.
  2. Q—How can I check my tires for uneven wear and tear?
    A—There’s actually a pretty nifty trick you can do at home to see if your treads are wearing unevenly (and whether you should have them rotated); all you need is a ruler or tape measurer and your vehicle! To detect uneven wear and tear, pick at least two (but maybe more) spots on each tire to measure the tread depth. If the measurements are different for the same tire, it’s solved: you’re experiencing uneven wearing on your tire treads!

 

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