courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
We are a Honda family having two Honda Accords, and two Honda Civics. I would like to know if it is really necessary to have all the required maintenance as mentioned in the Honda maintenance book and also by the dealership? I know that the valves need to be adjusted periodically, but would it be enough to do it at 30,000 miles or whenever a tune up is required? I routinely have the oil changed and the tires rotated, but I feel that a lot of the other requirements may be only money makers for the dealership. As far as brakes are concerned, is it sufficient to just replace the pads without grinding the other parts if there are still some pads left and it is not worn down? Please let me know.
Let me put it to you this way, they made the car and they should know when things need to be looked at. Also, most warranties are void if you do NOT follow the maintenance schedule with a certain degree of responsibility.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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