2012 Acura RDX Maintenance

2012 Acura RDX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Acura RDX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Acura RDX

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Acura RDX?

Your Guide to 2012 Acura RDX Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Acura RDX and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your RDX has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your RDX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2012 Acura RDX maintenance schedule!

Acura knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your RDX's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Acura RDX problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Acura RDX Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Acura RDX to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your RDX's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2012 Acura RDX? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Acura RDX battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your RDX stranded. Your Acura RDX won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2012 Acura RDX's engine run smoother. See Acura's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 RDX in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Acura RDX? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Acura RDX suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Acura RDX suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Acura RDX's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Acura RDX services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Acura RDX cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Acura RDX? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Acura RDX maintenance and repairs.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2012 Acura RDX. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Acura today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Acura RDX. Get answers to common Acura RDX maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Acura RDX? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Acura RDX to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Acura RDX engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Acura? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Acura RDX to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Acura RDX

Your Acura RDX isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.