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San Carlos Honda Accord Repair

Dave the Car Guy's Car History and Facts: The Honda Accord

DID YOU KNOW the Honda Accord was introduced in the U.S. all the way back in 1976? Yes it has actually been around for a long time! In fact the Accord was part of the first Japanese-owned auto assembly plant in the U.S., starting in 1982 in Marysville, Ohio.

Even more interesting, the Honda Accord "topped the charts" as the best selling car from 1982 to 1997, has consistently been in the top 10 ever since and has been on Car and Driver's "10 Best" list 28 times!

The Accord comes as a 4 door (the most popular) along with other variations over the years including 2-door coupe, 3-door hatchback, 5-door wagon and most recently a Crossover vehicle called the Crosstour. It also comes in many trim types. The top of the line Honda Accord was the EX, with the other options of LX, DX and VP. They have now added some trim types such as Touring, and Sport.

On March 20th the 10 millionth Honda Accord made rolled off the assembly line from the same plant in Ohio!

If you own a Honda Accord, you are definitely in great company (with a great company!) :)

 

Toole's Garage and your Honda Accord

David Toole and Toole’s Garage has been your San Francisco Bay Area Honda expert in the maintenance and repairs for your Honda Accord since 1983. When Meehleib Automotive first opened up as the very first Honda Independent Repair facility, we have been performing the maintenance on your Honda Accord ever since. We have mastered the service maintenance schedule to keep your Honda Accord in tip top shape. We have compiled a list of the core services that we perform and listed them below.

 

Toole’s Garage Suggested Factory Service Schedule for Honda Accord

 

Toole's Garage 5,000 miles or 6 months for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Check air filter.
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection.*

 

Toole's Garage 15,000 miles or 12 months for your HONDA ACCORD 

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform ATF Automatic trans or CVT continually variable trans fluid service (if applicable)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Check air filter.
  • Replace dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 30,000 miles or 24 months (2 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, M/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Inspect dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 45,000 miles or 36 months (3 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Inspect engine air filter.
  • Replace brake fluid.
  • Replace engine coolant or antifreeze.
  • Replace dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 60,000 miles or 48 months (4 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, M/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Inspect dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 75,000 miles or 60 months (5 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Inspect engine air filter.
  • Replace brake fluid.
  • Replace engine coolant or antifreeze.
  • Replace dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 90,000 miles or 72 months (6 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, M/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Inspect dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 105,000 miles or 84 months (7 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Inspect engine air filter.
  • Replace brake fluid.
  • Replace engine coolant or antifreeze.
  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Replace timing belt (if applicable) with water pump and engine drive belts.
  • Replace dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

 

Toole's Garage 120,000 miles or 96 months (8 Years) for your HONDA ACCORD

  • Engine Oil Change with Oil filter replacement.
  • Rotate tires and perform complete brake inspection and service.
  • Perform Transmission fluid service (A/T, M/T, CVT)
  • Inspect and test all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Inspect dust and pollen filter (Cabin Micron Filter)
  • Check and top off all fluid levels.
  • Inspect and lubricate locks and hinges.
  • Check parking brake adjustment and clean antenna mast (if applicable)
  • Perform complete vehicle courtesy check inspection*

Honda Accord Repair

*Complete Courtesy Check Info: Toole's Garage 5,000 miles or 6 months for HONDA ACCORD

  • Inspect Steering components, Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots.
  • Inspect all driveline components, axles, and driveshaft boots.
  • Inspect all Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
  • Check all engine mounts.
  • Check Cooling system hoses and connections
  • Check Exhaust system
  • Check Fuel lines and connections
  • Check all Lights and controls
  • Inspect entire vehicle undercarriage.
  • Inspection of tire condition, age, and tread depth.
  • Road test vehicle.

Toole’s Garage suggested maintenance intervals:

  • Replace engine oil and oil filter every 3,750 miles or 6 months, or 5,000 miles when using synthetic oil.
  • Check engine oil and coolant reservoir at each fuel stop
  • Inspect and service front and rear brakes every 7,500 miles or 12 months
  • Rotate tires every 7,500 miles (12000 km)
  • Inspect SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) every 10 years after production

Toole's Garage has some suggested items that you could check at the specific intervals.

  • Engine oil level - Check every time you fill the tank with fuel.
  • Engine coolant level - Check the radiator reserve tank every time you check the oil level.
  • Windshield washer fluid - Check the operation monthly if you don't use often. If you use the washers frequently, just top off the reservoir each time you stop for fuel.
  • Tires - Check the tire pressure monthly if your vehicle does not have TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
  • Lights - Check the operation monthly of the headlights, taillights, parking lights, all brake lights, including the high-mount brake light, turn signal operation, and don't forget the license plate lights too!