2005 Acura RL Maintenance

2005 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2005 Acura RL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2005 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2005 Acura RL?

What to Know About 2005 Acura RL Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Acura RL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your RL 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 RL, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2005 Acura RL 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. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your RL running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2005 Acura RL problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Acura RL

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2005 Acura RL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your RL. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 2005 Acura RL be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Acura RL battery. 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Acura RL could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 2005 Acura RL's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2005 RL. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2005 Acura RL.

Routine upkeep for your Acura RL suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, provide Acura RL steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Acura RL's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Acura RL 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!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Acura RL’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Acura RL radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2005 Acura RL maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2005 Acura RL Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2005 Acura RL. Get answers to common Acura RL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Acura RL alignment checked? 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 use high mileage oil in my Acura RL? 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 RL engines.
  •  Why are my Acura dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Acura RL in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Acura RL

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