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hey all, I need to do the A 0 1 2 maintenance. I am the type of person that would rather do it themself because its just too inconvenient to drop off the car at the dealer, plus who knows if they actually do those additional checks or if they just replace the oil and filter and thats it. Basically an oil change for me is 30 minutes, if I take it to dealer its a whole day ordeal.

The thing is, I can do oil/filter change no problem, its these other parts that need to be checked that I am not sure I know how to locate them and what to check for. Anyone got guidance (especially on the bolded items?). Question is, how to locate and what to check?

A: Oil and filter
0:
● Inspect front and rear brakes
● Check expiration date for Temporary Tire Repair Kit
● Inspect these items:
• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA®)

• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system
• Fuel lines and connections
• Stay RR, RR Subframe

• Under body battery cover
1: Rotate tires
2: Replace dust and pollen filter <-- is this one filter or two separate filters (like cabin and engine)

Thanks!
 

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hey all, I need to do the A 0 1 2 maintenance. I am the type of person that would rather do it themself because its just too inconvenient to drop off the car at the dealer, plus who knows if they actually do those additional checks or if they just replace the oil and filter and thats it. Basically an oil change for me is 30 minutes, if I take it to dealer its a whole day ordeal.

The thing is, I can do oil/filter change no problem, its these other parts that need to be checked that I am not sure I know how to locate them and what to check for. Anyone got guidance (especially on the bolded items?). Question is, how to locate and what to check?

A: Oil and filter
0:
● Inspect front and rear brakes
● Check expiration date for Temporary Tire Repair Kit
● Inspect these items:
• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA®)

• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system
• Fuel lines and connections
• Stay RR, RR Subframe

• Under body battery cover
1: Rotate tires
2: Replace dust and pollen filter <-- is this one filter or two separate filters (like cabin and engine)

Thanks!
During the bumper-to-bumper warranty period, I always take my vehicles to the dealer. That way, I know it's done correctly, and I have maintenance records showing that it was done, just in case a warranty repair on a serviced item rears its ugly head.

After the warranty period, I'm a little more loose on who does my maintenance. I do the simple stuff myself, but take it to my trusted Honda mechanic for the things like you've put in bold. I always keep the detailed receipts, take notes on what I've done myself, and keep it all in a folder.
 

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hey all, I need to do the A 0 1 2 maintenance. I am the type of person that would rather do it themself because its just too inconvenient to drop off the car at the dealer, plus who knows if they actually do those additional checks or if they just replace the oil and filter and thats it. Basically an oil change for me is 30 minutes, if I take it to dealer its a whole day ordeal.

The thing is, I can do oil/filter change no problem, its these other parts that need to be checked that I am not sure I know how to locate them and what to check for. Anyone got guidance (especially on the bolded items?). Question is, how to locate and what to check?

A: Oil and filter
0:
● Inspect front and rear brakes
● Check expiration date for Temporary Tire Repair Kit
● Inspect these items:
• Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
• Suspension components
• Driveshaft boots
• Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA®)

• All fluid levels and condition of fluids
• Exhaust system
• Fuel lines and connections
• Stay RR, RR Subframe

• Under body battery cover
1: Rotate tires
2: Replace dust and pollen filter <-- is this one filter or two separate filters (like cabin and engine)

Thanks!
I suggest if you're willing and able to do the work yourself...your better off. I also prefer to do my own work to ensure it is done and done correctly.

Keep receipts and document what you do and there shouldn't be any question about warranty repairs. One thing the auto industry has successfully done in America is to scare the bejeezus out of people about warranty denial if service not done at dealerships.

Most items on the list requires visual inspection...that's all they do at any shop. You look for cracks, swelling, leaks and anything out of the ordinary...dents, loose connections etc. I do a visual every time I do an oil change. The more often you observe the more you'll notice over time.

Common sense and a sharp eye go a long way.

Good luck
 
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