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Old 24 Aug 2009, 12:01 am
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Default What should be done with my 06 Honda Civic when it hits 30k?

At dealerships it so pricey and right now I am at a budget due to school and bills. What exactly do they do and where else should I look around at? I hate that everytime I go into the dealership they always mention I need this done, that done, and blah blah blah. Help please!!! Thanks.

From what I remember them telling me was that something about my tranny fluid was brake pads are worn air filter is dirty...etc shit!! i know they told me more because all I remember is them throwing so many things at me.

Today I did notice before I went to the dealership my car was making a weird noise and im guessing it was the brake pads. When I would just be driving I would hear a lil bit scratching noise but then it would go away when i would lightly break????
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 12:16 am
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just a standard tune up
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 12:31 am
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rotate tires

maybe an air filter
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 12:46 am
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At 30 k, a Honda only needs an oil change if it has been 5000 miles since the last one. Unless you are hard on the brakes, it shouldn't need a thing. Most shops will check the front brake pads for free, because they can either see them without taking off anything or at most the front wheels. If they think it needs new pads, have them show you both the inner and outer pads of the front wheels only. If they look at least 1/4 inch thick, you are fine. The back brakes never wear out this early. But, always check your tire pressures at least once per month and more often when the weather changes temperature by very much. Check them in the shade in the morning before being driven and go 2lbs over the recommendation for best gas mileage and tire wear. I think your recommendation is for 30 psi but check the driver side door sticker. Most of the recommended maintenance is just for dealer profits.

PS, Webjnke is right, rotate the tires every 5000 for best tire life and also if you have never changed the engine air filter, it is probably due.

JD is wrong. Cars don't need tune-ups anymore. You should be able to go 100k on original spark plugs and the rest of the tune up components no longer exist.
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 01:46 am
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at's what's recommended:

a) oil and filter change

b) engine air filter change

c) cabin air filter

d) tire rotation

e) drain and refill transmission fluid

f) check/adjust brakes if necessary

and it sounds like you need brakes...probably the fronts. get them looked at when u get ur car serviced
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