October 2015
Recommended Maintenance

Ensure Safety with the 2015 Pilot and Routine Maintenance Checks


Honda Pilot

As a family hauler, the 2015 Honda Pilot provides several qualities that serve a family well. The main one being space. The interior of the Pilot offers plenty of room overall and includes third-row seats that can actually accommodate adults. This third row makes the Pilot a true eight-passenger vehicle, which proves quite helpful for many. The Pilot’s boxy shape also comes to its advantage, allowing for a more usefully shaped cargo bay for bulky items.

Safety is another pleaser in this family hauler. The Pilot is equipped with solid safety gear that allows worry to be set aside by ensuring safety for all passengers. Every Pilot comes with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and front active head restraints. Also standard on all models is a rearview safety camera. Parking sensors are available on the Touring trim.

Crash test scores prove good for the 2015 Pilot in both government and IIHS testing. In overall crash protection, the Pilot received four-out-of-five stars; it earned four stars in total frontal-impact safety and five stars in total side-impact safety. It also received the highest possible score in moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact tests and side-impact, roof-strength, and whiplash protection.

To further ensure safety on the road with the Pilot and any other vehicle, it is important to stay up-to-date on routine maintenance checks. Here is a list of important maintenance checks that will help you keep your car working correctly, as well as keep you and all of your passengers safe.

Transmission Fluid: Without proper transmission fluid, your car is headed straight into the danger zone. Transmission fluid is to the transmission as oil is to the engine - without, your transmission will fail. This important fluid fights friction and keeps operating temperatures in the safe zone. Replace transmission fluid every two years to 24,000 miles.

Spark Plugs: Failing or dead spark plugs can lead to many problems, such as an engine that runs poorly, failed emission tests, and lowered fuel efficiency. Be sure to have your spark plugs checked and replaced every 30,000 to 10,000 miles.

Coolant: When you have a fever, your body runs too hot. In turn, you don’t feel, or work, as well as you should. The same goes for a car that lacks coolant. Coolant is used in the radiator and serves many purposes. It serves as antifreeze, coolant, and guards against corrosion in the cooling system. Without this must-have liquid, your car is bound to overheat. Replace coolant every two years or 24,000 miles.

Tires: Tires are the only part of your car that keeps it connected to the road, which is why proper tires are crucial for safety. Over time, tires lose their tread depth, which can cause major problems on the road, especially in wet and snowy conditions. To keep your tires in optimal shape, be sure to rotate them regularly and also have your car’s wheels aligned. Replace tires when minimum safety tread depth occurs or every six to 10 years.

To learn more about the 2015 Honda Pilot and to stay current on all safety maintenance, visit us in Washington, Morgantown, South Hills and Canonsburg, PA.


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