2012 Honda Ridgeline Maintenance Schedule

2012 Honda Ridgeline Maintenance Schedule

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

2012 Honda Ridgeline Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline?

What to Know About 2012 Honda Ridgeline Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Honda Ridgeline and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Ridgeline could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Ridgeline maintenance. Just follow your 2012 Honda Ridgeline maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Honda, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Ridgeline perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Honda Ridgeline problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Honda Ridgeline

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Honda Ridgeline 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Ridgeline’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 2012 Honda Ridgeline be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Ridgeline may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Honda Ridgeline 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 Ridgeline) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Honda Ridgeline won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Honda Ridgeline running newer, longer. See Honda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Ridgeline 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Honda Ridgeline.

Maintaining your Honda Ridgeline steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Honda Ridgeline suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Honda Ridgeline's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Honda Ridgeline services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Honda Ridgeline’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Honda Ridgeline radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Honda Ridgeline maintenance and repairs.

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

2012 Honda Ridgeline Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Honda Ridgeline? You know your Honda Ridgeline better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Honda Ridgeline? 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 Honda Ridgeline engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Honda? 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 Honda Ridgeline to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Honda Ridgeline

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