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Common Service Questions

Owning a car is a pleasure, a privilege, and, sometimes, a pain. We know this here at Bill Walsh Honda, so that’s why we aim to make the process of car-ownership as simple and smooth as possible through convenient and thorough service, starting with this quick list of common terms and frequently asked questions:
What is included in “regular car maintenance”?
Regular car maintenance is a kind of catch-all term for all those little things you need to do on a regular basis to keep your car functioning properly. This includes: oil changes, fluid replacement, tire rotations, checking spark plugs, bulb replacement, and more.
Why is regular car maintenance so important?
Your car is like your body: it needs proper nutrition and medicine to keep healthy for as long as possible. This means that filling it with clean oil, refreshing its fluids, and keeping an eye on all its knicks and bruises will add up to keeping it out of the hospital (or the mechanic’s).
When do I need an oil change?
Thanks to great advancements in modern automotive engineering, your oil has a longer running life than ever. The new rule of thumb is generally anywhere from 5,000-10,000 miles. For your car’s specifications, check your owner’s manual or give your dealer a call.
When do I need a tire rotation?
Tires should be rotated every six months. This doesn’t mean getting all-new tires (which can be an expensive operation), just moving your current set around. This will evenly distribute the wear on your tires and keep them roadworthy longer.
What fluids need to be replaced?
Your oil, transmission fluid, axle fluid, coolant, and wiper fluid all need to be exchanged on a regular basis, but depending on the type, this regularity varies. Check your owner’s manual for details, or ask your technician during your next oil change.
How do I schedule a service appointment at Bill Walsh Honda?
You can give our service department a call at (866) 692-0343 or check out our online appointment scheduler.



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4001 Columbus St
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 506-9366
Fax: (815) 433-1040

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