2012 Acura RL Maintenance

2012 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

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

Your Guide to 2012 Acura RL Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Acura RL and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your RL could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine RL maintenance. Just follow your 2012 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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your RL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Acura RL problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Acura RL Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Acura RL and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your RL'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 RL? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your RL may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Acura RL battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty RL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Acura RL could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Acura RL running newer, longer. See Acura's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 RL 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. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Acura RL? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Acura RL steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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. Components within your Acura RL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Acura RL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Acura RL? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Acura RL maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 2012 Acura RL Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 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 switch my Acura RL to high mileage oil? If your Acura RL has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Acura dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Acura RL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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.