Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Tips for maintaining my Honda after 100,000 miles?

asked by on

My Honda Accord has over 100k miles. It has run well for years, and I want to keep it that way. What should I do to make sure it continues to run smoothly for another 100k?

The best recommendation I can give to any car owner is follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule. The 100,000-mile service typically includes inspecting and, if necessary, replacing the fluids in your transmission, hydraulic brake system, and cooling system. Engine and cabin air filters, as well as spark plugs, are also inspected and replaced as needed. If your engine uses a timing belt, changing it now will help keep your Honda running well for another 100k. Have YourMechanic do a general inspection for you!

My second recommendation concerns a part that often gets overlooked: the shocks. As the miles creep up on the odometer, the shocks on your wheels, as well as other suspension components, start to wear out. Replacing your shocks will help increase the braking distance, as well as keep your ride smooth and comfortable over the long run.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck makes whining noises

You are correct to suspect the differential. Other parts of the undercarriage, such as the tires and wheel bearings, usually result in a noise that persists during both acceleration and deceleration. Whining and howling noises are usually related to the...

Q: Spark plug not working

A cylinder #6 misfire doesn't necessarily mean the plug is bad. There are many other things that could cause a single cylinder misfire, from a faulty fuel injector to an engine mechanical problem. Anything that causes incomplete or abnormal combustion...

Q: Code p1676 came up on 2000 honda odyssey car maintenance light flashes

Hi There, This code indicates that there is a what is known as a "signal line failure." You will need to check the connections between the PCM and ABS/TCS control unit. If the wires are good, then you will need...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...