Maintenance Tips

1. Make sure the air pressure in tires is accurate. Wheel balancing and alignment should be maintained and checked at regular intervals.

2. Apply brakes smoothly and anticipate your stops.

3. Fill fuel in the coolest hour of the day for better fuel efficiency, high temperature affects the efficiency drastically.

4. Get your vehicle serviced and air filters changed at regular intervals to keep the engine and your car healthy.

5. Avoid over riding the clutch pedal, keep your foot off the clutch pedal. Use the clutch only when needed to avoid damaging the clutch lining

6. Drive in ECON mode (if available). It ensures optimum fuel economy and avoids misuse

7. Change the gears as per the HCIL recommended speed, check driver side’s door panel for more information.

8. Don’t accelerate aggressively as over acceleration leads to low mileage, this is applicable to manual as well as automatic transmission.

9. Switch off the engine at stops over 45 seconds to avoid wasting any fuel.

10. Reduce the vehicle load by carrying only what you need.

11. For Automatic transmission, change the gear lever from “D” to “N” at traffic signals.

12. Do not over accelerate; keep RPM below the red zone in the speedometer.

13. To calculate the mileage of your car accurately, run it for a distance of 40 kms at a speed of 70-80 kmph

1. For best effectiveness, always use Recirculation Mode.

2. Always switch ON the AC in Low Mode and gradually increase the speed.

3. If parked in the hot sun for long, open all the windows completely to vent the hot air out before switching On the AC.

4. Use Front Shades for the windshield to keep your car cabin cooler when parked in hot sun.

5. Always park your car in a shaded region

6. Always use Honda Genuine Refrigerant.

7. Always switch OFF the AC before switching OFF the engine.

8. Follow the Periodic Maintenance Schedule religiously.

9. Adjust the AC temperature & the blower speed depending upon the number of passengers in the car.

10. Keep the blower ON with fan speed at level 3 or more for a few seconds & then switch OFF the engine. This will help maintain a pleasant smell in the car.

1. Is it safe to drive my car through a flooded patch of road
You should not drive the car through flooded patch of road as it can stall the car. The water level may actually be higher than what is visible, also other passing vehicles may splash water on to your car, which can enter the engine of the car through inlet hose and can cause severe damage to it.

2. What is the risk involved in driving the car through flooded patch of road
If the water from a flooded road enters the engine room of the car it can cause “Hydrostatic Lock” and can cause severe damage to the engine parts viz. Connecting rods, Cylinder head, Pistons and Cylinder block.

3. If water has entered the engine, how long will it take for the engine to get damaged
The damage can be instantaneous if you attempt to start the car after it has stalled while driving through water. However, in some cases it may take up to 4-6 months before the actual damage happens to engine parts.

4. What should I do, if my car has stalled while passing through a puddle of water
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

5. What should I do if my car gets flooded with water while it was parked
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

6. Is the damage to the engine due to water entry covered under warranty/insurance

Warranty does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine compartment.
Insurance* does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine

*Engine protector rider available with Honda Assure car insurance policies covers damages it caused to engine due to water ingress.

Each part or lubricant plays a crucial role in the functioning of your Honda in a new-like condition.
Please refer to your Owner’s manual or speak to the nearest Honda dealer for detailed service schedule of your vehicle.