2008 Honda Fit Maintenance

2008 Honda Fit Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Honda Fit? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2008 Honda Fit

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Honda Fit?

Your Guide to 2008 Honda Fit Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Honda Fit and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Fit 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 Fit maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2008 Honda Fit!

Honda 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 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 Fit's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2008 Honda Fit problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Honda Fit

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2008 Honda Fit for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Fit. 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 2008 Honda Fit 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Fit may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 Honda Fit battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Fit stranded. Your Honda Fit won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2008 Honda Fit engine. See Honda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2008 Fit 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2008 Honda Fit.

Maintaining your Honda Fit steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Honda Fit 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 Honda Fit's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Honda Fit 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!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Honda Fit engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Honda Fit? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2008 Honda Fit maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2008 Honda Fit Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2008 Honda Fit. Get answers to common Honda Fit maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Honda Fit alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2008 Fit is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Honda Fit? If your Honda Fit 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 Honda 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 Honda Fit, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Honda Fit

Take care of your Honda Fit and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.