Recommended Maintenance Packages

In order to get the most years out of your Honda and keep it in optimal shape, Holmes Honda suggests following the factory-recommended maintenance schedule. Performing the various maintenance items  at the recommended time will help prevent problems before they occur, and will also help save your time and money! Following these schedules will help keep your manufacturers warranty intact for the life of the warranty and will help maintain a high resale value.

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Fuel Injection/Induction Service

When do you need it?

Every 15K Miles

What is it?

Fuel Injection System Cleaner removed rock-hard carbon deposits from fuel injectors, intake valves and ports. BG Fuel Injection System provides:

  • Restored Power and Efficiency
  • Lower Harmful Emissions
  • Smooth Idle


Power Steering Fluid Exchange

When do you need it?

Every 3 years or 45K miles

What is Power Steering Fluid Exchange?


Brake Fluid Exchange Service

When do you need it?

Every 3 years

What if I ignore it?

  • Over time, brake fluid loses its effectiveness, which is why Honda recommends purging and replacing all the brake fluid from the entire system every three years, or when indicated by Maintenance Minder sub item 7 on vehicles so equipped, to help ensure optimal braking performance
  • Moisture absorbed by the brake fluid gradually lowers the fluid’s boiling point and makes it more susceptible to bubble formation in the brake line, which compress when braking and can result in a mushy (instead of firm) brake pedal feel. Moisture can also affect metal parts in the braking system, causing corrosion and early wear

What if I take care of it?

  • Help ensure optimal braking system performance
  • Help prevent potential braking system damage and costly repairs
  • Remove moisture before damage can occur
  • Restore proper brake pedal feel

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Brake Fluid?

  • Formulation is exclusive to Honda specifications and not available under any other brand name
  • Top-quality ingredients are designed to maintain effectiveness for the full period between recommended changes
  • It’s the only recommended brake fluid for Honda vehicles
  • Fully tested to be compatible with Honda brake system components
  • Reduces the corrosive effects of moisture in the fluid
  • Compatible with synthetic and rubber materials
  • Minimal water absorption characteristics
  • Reduces sediment formation in brake system
  • Provides higher boiling and wet boiling point
  • Excellent lubricating and stability performance under all conditions

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Coolant System Exchange

When do I need it?

Every 5 years or 60k miles

What if I ignore the Coolant System Exchange?

  • Critical cooling system components are not protected from corrosion by fluid having poor quality or condition
  • Can lead to mechanical damage and costly repairs, including water pump or radiator replacement

What if I take care of it?

  • Increases longevity of the cooling system’s metal and non-metal parts
  • Helps prevent potential cooling system damage and costly repairs
  • Protects the engine cooling system against boiling over and freezing

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Engine Coolant?

  • Provides excellent corrosion protection, helping prevent corrosion of metal parts in the cooling system
  • Compatible with non-metal materials (rubber, resin parts)
  • Non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrite and non-borate antifreeze/coolant formulated with long-life hybrid organic acid technology
  • Non-silicate formula prevents silicate gelling and bonding, which can lead to radiator plugging (engine overheating) and water pump seal abrasion (leaking)
  • Non-borate formula avoids cylinder head pitting caused by borates
  • The same factory fill antifreeze/coolant approved by Honda engineers
  • Formulated with demineralized water
  • Performance under extreme operating conditions of -34*F to 228*F (-37*C to 109*C)


Transmission Fluid Exchange

When do I need it?

Every 3 years or 45k miles

What is Automatic Transmission Fluid?

Automatic Transmission Fluid provides hydraulic power to perform transmission functions, such as shifting gears. It also lubricates and cools internal components.

What if I ignore it?

Transmission fluid degrades and breaks down (wears out) with use, and poor fluid quality or condition can lead to shudder or harsh shifting.

What if I take care of it?

  • Help maximize longevity of the transmission
  • Help maintain optimal transmission performance and driving quality
  • Help prevent possible costly transmission repairs

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Automatic Transmission Fluid?

  • Lower viscosity for improved fuel efficiency
  • Low oxidation rate for improved long-term stability
  • Optimal shift quality and proper torque converter lockup through a wide range of driving conditions and over long usage
  • Easier engine starting (thanks to reduced torque converter drag)
  • Friction modifiers that provide anti shudder protection, resulting in smoother shifting, even in extreme operating conditions
  • Smoother shifting in cold weather, while still keeping excellent lubricating qualities, and proper pressure during hot weather operation
  • Special anti-wear characteristics that help protect the transmission from corrosion and excessive wear, stretching service life
  • Special additives that help protect and extend the life of seals and O-rings
  • Using a fluid other than Honda Genuine transmission fluid may adversely affect the operation and durability of the transmission and damage it


Transmission Service (9 Speed)

When do I need it?

Every 3 years or 45k miles

What if I ignore it?

Poor transmission quality or condition can lead to shudder and harsh shifting

What if I take care of it?

  • Help maintain longevity of transmission
  • Help maintain optimal transmission performance and driving quality
  • Help prevent possible costly transmission repairs from using a fluid other than Honda Genuine ATF Type 3.1 Automatic Transmission Fluid

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine ATF Type 3.1?

  • Premium low quality fluid developed for specific Honda applications
  • Low viscosity formulation for optimal fuel efficiency
  • Specially developed performance additives and anti-foaming agents provide shifting characteristics
  • Using a fluid other than Honda Genuine ATF Type 3.1 Automatic Transmission Fluid may adversely affect the operation and durability of the transmission and damage it


CVT Fluid Exchange

When do I need it?

Every 3 years or 45k miles

What is it?

HCF-2 Transmission Fluid is used specifically in Honda vehicles with second generation Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). Instead of using fixed gear ratios like in a conventional transmission, the CVT varies ratios continuously based on engine speed, vehicle speed, and other driving conditions.

What if I ignore it?

Operating with fluid of poor quality or condition can cause vibration, judder, or shock when starting off, accelerating or decelerating, as well as causing unstable engine speed while driving

What if I take care of it?

Help ensure optimal CVT performance and longevity and avoid potentially costly repairs

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine CVT Fluid (HCF-2)?

  • Specifically formulated for second-generation CVT transmissions
  • High viscosity index provides wide temperature performance, including low temperature fluidity
  • Advanced pressure and fatigue wear failure protection
  • Superior coefficient of friction for increased fuel efficiency
  • Better control for rolling and sliding friction
  • Improved protection of non-ferrous metals
  • Hydrodynamic lubrication
  • Elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication
  • Thermo-oxidative stability
  • Foaming resistance
  • Increased corrosion protection
  • Elastomer compatibility
  • Use of aftermarket or non-Honda Genuine fluid can result in poor or erratic ratio changes, premature wear, component damage, decreased fuel efficiency, and/or general performance issues


Rear Differential (VTM-4) Fluid Service

When do I need it?

Every 30k miles

What is Rear Differential Fluid? (VTM-4)

Part of the Variable Torque Management 4WD System(VTM-4), the rear differential automatically varies  the amount of torque distributed to each rear wheel based on demand. Rear Differential Fluid lubricates and cools the clutch packs inside the rear differential.

What if I ignore it?

  • Differential fluid degrades and breaks down (wears out) with use, and poor fluid quality or condition can cause the VTM-4 differential clutches to make noise and to judder when turning
  • Reduced 4-wheel drive system performance

What if I take care of it?

  • Help maximize longevity of rear differential VTM-4 system
  • Help prevent possible costly repairs
  • Eliminate or avoid system noise and judder
  • Help maintain optimal system performance

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Rear Differential (VTM-4) Fluid?

  • Developed in conjunction with Honda R&D and blended exclusively for Honda VTM-4 active torque differential systems
  • It’s the only differential fluid specifically approved for use in VTM-4 systems
  • Provides required coefficient of friction for proper limited slip operation
  • Contains superior lubrication qualities with selective additives to reduce noise and wear
  • Resistant to high-temperature breakdown
  • Using non-Honda Genuine fluid can cause overheating, leading to fluid breakdown, noisy gear and excessive wear


Rear Differential Dual Pump II Fluid Service

When do I need it?

Every 30k miles

What is it?

Dual Pump II Fluid is used in the Real Time 4WD/AWD system for lubrication and to produce hydraulic pressure for transmitting force to the rear wheels when needed.

What if I ignore it?

  • Rear Differential Fluid degrades and breaks down (wears out) with use
  • Operating with fluid of poor quality or condition can lead to corrosion and sediment buildup in the system, resulting in undesirable performance
  • Abnormal noise from the rear differential, especially when turning and accelerating

What if I take care of it?

  • Prolong lifespan of rear differential
  • Help prevent costly repairs
  • Help optimize 4WD/AWD system performance
  • Reduce noise and wear

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Rear Differential Dual Pump II Fluid?

  • Developed in conjunction with Honda R&D and created exclusively for Honda Real Time 4WD/AWD systems
  • Fluid formulation, design and blend are unique and proprietary to Honda
  • It’s the only differential fluid specifically approved for use in Honda Real Time 4WD/AWD systems
  • Provides required coefficient of friction for proper operation
  • Superior lubrication qualities with selected additives to reduce noise and wear


Wheel Alignment

How often do you need a wheel alignment?

Once per year or every 15k miles

What if I ignore it?

  • Increased or irregular tire wear and more frequent tire replacement
  • Vehicle may drift, wander, pull or dart

What if I take care of it?

  • Prolongs tire life
  • Helps optimize your vehicle’s handling based on original Honda specifications
  • Reduces steering effort


Cabin Air Filter

When do I need it?

Every 20k miles

What is it?

The cabin air filter, also called a dust and pollen filter, in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system helps keep pollen, dust and airborne contaminants out of your vehicles passenger cabin. It filters both incoming and circulated air.

What if I ignore it?

  • Reduced air conditioner and heater air flow performance
  • Increased amount of airborne contaminants remain in the passenger cabin
  • A filter not replaced at the recommended intervals may lead to mold growth and musty odors

What if I take care of it?

  • Help optimize your vehicle’s HVAC system performance
  • Enjoy a continued comfortable breathing environment with fresh, filtered incoming and recirculated air

Why Honda Genuine Cabin Air (Dust and Pollen) Filters?

  • They are engineered to deliver maximum filtration and system performance
  • Meet strict Honda factory standards for performance, quality and durability


Air Filter Service

When do I need it?

Every 20k miles

What is it?

Engines, like people, need to breathe clean air to stay fit. Installed in the air intake system, the engine air system removes dust and contaminants from incoming air before they can enter the engine.

What if I ignore it?

  • Without a free flow of clean air, an engine can’t perform at its best
  • Reduced engine performance, increased fuel consumption

What if I take care of it?

  • Optimize engine performance, durability and fuel efficiency

What are the benefits of Honda Genuine Engine Air Filters?

  • Advanced materials for both superior filtration and airflow


Why service your vehicle at Holmes Honda Bossier City?

You will have piece-of-mind knowing that at Holmes Honda, only Technicians with extensive training and factory accreditations will work on your vehicle. We will only replace worn or defective parts with Genuine Honda Parts that meet Honda Motor Company stringent requirements, and we warranty and stand behind our work. Take advantage of our mobile friendly web site to schedule your reservation, or feel free to call in and allow one of our reservationist to set it for you.  When arriving you will be greeted by a Factory Trained Service Advisor ready to serve you. Your vehicle information and reason for visit will be quickly uploaded into a mobile tablet, and a quick walk-around of your vehicle will be performed. Your vehicle will receive a complimentary multi-point safety inspection each time it comes in. Your service advisor will review the results of the inspection each time, so you are kept informed of maintenance and repairs needed now and in the future. If your taking advantage of our Express Service, you may choose to hang out in our Ultra Comfortable waiting room. We offer a Super Clean Environment, with comfortable chairs, multiple TV’s for your viewing pleasure, reading material, computers to surf the web, and complimentary coffee, water, soda, and snacks! At the completion of your visit you will receive a voucher to use our car wash at your leisure. For your convenience we accept most forms of payment, including Visa, Mastercard,and American Express. We also have available zero interest up to 6 months with a minimum purchase of $200.00 with approved credit. To take advantage of a current service offer, click here to view. Come visit us at Holmes Honda Bossier City, located at 1040 Innovation Drive in Bossier City, LA! For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 318-963-5669 or take advantage of our online service scheduler! We look forward to hearing from you!