How Often to Change Transmission Fluid

May 6th, 2022 by
How often to change transmission fluid

Many mechanics recommend drivers get their vehicle’s transmission fluid changed approximately every 50,000 miles. Making sure your vehicle’s transmission system is in top shape can help extend your vehicle’s life and keep you safe on the road. Not changing or flushing your transmission system can result in system failure and expensive repairs. Read on to…

How Serious Is a Cylinder Misfire, Really?

March 3rd, 2022 by
How serious is a cylinder misfire

A cylinder misfire in your vehicle is a serious issue that could lead to significant damage to your engine. If you suspect you have a misfiring cylinder, it’s important to get it inspected and taken care of quickly. If you don’t, you could find yourself paying a lot of money to replace your engine, in…

How Do You Know If Your Rotors Are Bad?

February 10th, 2022 by
Shot of Honda sports car wheel and rims.

The braking system is the most important safety feature of your vehicle. If it isn’t functioning properly, you may not be able to stop your car in time to prevent a collision. Therefore, it’s essential that you have your brakes checked and serviced on a regular basis. Besides replacing your brake pads, you also have…

Simple car maintenance ideas to extend the life of your vehicle through Southern Illinois weather

January 13th, 2022 by
A car owner uses simple car maintenance ideas to extend the life of his vehicle in Southern Illinois

Whether you drive a new or used car, it is one of your most valuable assets, and you want it to keep running like new for many years to come. That’s why it’s important to have a regular maintenance schedule for your vehicle. The varied seasons in Illinois bring different challenges for your car, with…

Why do car lights need to be replaced?

October 28th, 2021 by
A Honda Accord's rear headlights flash red

A car’s lights need replacing once in a while because not doing so makes them prone to dimming or burning out, which can severely affect your ability to see the road. Choosing the most appropriate bulb for your vehicle and dismantling the headlight so you can replace the old one may be tricky to do…

How Often to Change Your Honda Vehicle’s Oil

September 2nd, 2021 by
How often to change your vehicle's oil

If you own a Honda vehicle, you might wonder how often you need to change its engine oil. The frequency of oil change is often a source of never-ending debate between mechanics and car owners. In this article, we at Ike Honda have provided answers to some of your most pressing questions regarding how often…

How to Maintain Power Steering

April 20th, 2021 by
A Honda vehicle with power steering stalls near a bush in Marion, IL.

Power steering makes our lives a lot easier when we’re maneuvering our vehicles around tight corners and along busy roads. However, your power steering system can cause problems unless you maintain it properly. Here’s a rundown of the most important things you need to know about power steering and how to keep your system in top…

How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Tires

April 15th, 2021 by
A closeup of Honda tires at a dealership in Marion, IL

Whether you’ve just purchased a new car or a new set of tires for your vehicle, one thing you should be thinking about is how to extend the life span of your tires. Unlike other parts of your vehicle, the level of wear and tear of your tires is entirely up to you and how you…

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

April 8th, 2021 by
A mechanic replaces roto rooters in Marion, IL

Your brake system plays one of the most essential roles in your vehicle and, by its very nature, withstands the harshest treatment. Even short trips to the store require braking around 50 times, so you can imagine the type of wear they face over time. Keeping them in tip-top shape should always be a priority for…

How Long Should a Car Battery Last?

April 7th, 2021 by
A display of EverStart car batteries on a store shelf.

Your car battery provides power to the engine and electronic devices inside the cabin. Ensuring your battery is in good working order is therefore critical for your vehicle to stay on the road. You can help achieve this by learning how long car batteries typically last and how to tell if your battery is nearing…

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