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Acura Maintenance & Service FAQs

On the subject of Acura maintenance in the greater Houston TX area, Team Gillman Acura is ready to answer all your most essential questions. From tire rotations to wheel alignment, our Acura auto mechanics are factory-licensed professionals with the skills and know-how to get your car in and out quickly.

Houston, TX Acura Maintenance

Perchance your new or new-to-you Acura vehicle may come standard with top-of-the-line bells-and-whistles, all vehicles still require regular upkeep to sustain them in their ideal condition. Of course the best type of maintenance is the regularly scheduled kind. On the other hand when small issues go undiagnosed, they can grow over time. Knowing the right solution for your car can take an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership gets about Acura maintenance in the Houston, TX area.

    • The Check Engine Light

What does it mean to ‘service engine soon’?

Computerized dashboards are standard issue in most modern cars. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include low tire pressure, missing gas cap, or time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easily read by a diagnostic machine.

    • Acura Oil Change

When do I change my oil?

While many auto technicians swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, this may or may not be true of your make and model. The first suggestion is to check your car’s manual. This provides you with the most precise info available, especially for newer models. On the other hand, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to your vehicle’s wear, history, and age. This more complete diagnosis requires an expert’s opinion. If your personal mechanic is unsure, then call your Acura dealer right away for the best advice.

    • Acura Tire Rotation

What’s the best time to get my tires rotated?

A vehicle’s sole point of contact with the pavement are its tires. Because of this constant pressure, periodic rotation of the tires is required to best distribute this wear and tear. After 6,000 to 8,000 miles, a tire rotation is advised. Rotation ensures that the tires wear evenly. Plus, be sure to note that off-roading and 4WD, as well as individual driving habits may dramatically influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a regular Acura tire rotation schedule.

    • Acura Brake Pad Replacement

How long do my brake pads last?

The working life of a brake pad relies on your daily driving habits and decidedly, the operating environment. Based on moderate to severe usage, brake pads are usually designed to last through 20,000-25,000 miles. Factors that significantly reduce its life are frequent braking, braking at high-speed, elevated temperatures and driving on uneven areas or rocky terrain. On average, brake pads may give from forty to sixty thousand miles of pad life under normal driving conditions.

    • Acura Fuel Filter

When should I replace my fuel filter?

A clean fuel filter ensures optimal and trouble-free engine performance. Always consult your Acura mechanic or automakers’ manual, but fuel filters typically last between 20,000-40,000 miles.

    • Acura Engine & Ignition System

Why won’t my Acura start?

Although there may be various reasons why your Acura won’t start, the most obvious reason may be its battery. For example, if the lights were left on, then its reasonable to assume that the charge is drained. One sign of a low battery charge is if it takes longer to start the engine when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your vehicle won’t start, so it’s best to consult a certified Acura mechanic.

    • Acura Certified Maintenance

Why choose a Acura service provider for my vehicle maintenance?

When you select Team Gillman Acura as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained Houston TX Acura mechanics. Not only do we provide first-rate auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Acura parts, including a full warranty for all completed service and repairs.

    • Acura Brake Change

When should I get my brakes replaced?

Each scheduled auto service appointment should include a standard vehicle inspection. A licensed Acura mechanic will conduct a thorough inspection for any other needed services. This is the best way to check your brakes, as brake quality is measured by size, look, and feel. Always get squeaky brakes looked at by a professional, as the noise may be a symptom of a bigger issue.

    • Acura Battery Replacement

How do I know when to change my battery?

The average car battery lasts from 3 to 5 years, depending on use and care. The easiest way to avoid a battery issue is monitor the battery health of your vehicle. This typically occurs during a routine maintenance inspection. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have an expiration date clearly marked.

Certified Maintenance for Acura Vehicles & More

Choose Team Gillman Acura for all your maintenance, repair, and service needs in the Houston, TX area. Our Acura certified mechanics are waiting to assist in all your automotive needs.

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