Summer is in full swing, so you’re ready to explore the outside world and get reacquainted with nature. North Washington has lots of options. Nature lovers in the Mt. Vernon area may be eager to take a canoe out onto the water and paddle down the scenic Skagit River Valley.

Regardless of your objective, before you hit the road, it’s wise to take the time to prepare. In addition to having good hiking shoes, plenty of drinking water, and a reliable compass, you need to ensure that your vehicle is in good repair. The service center at Honda of Bellingham knows exactly what to do.

Getting Started

Our factory-trained service technicians will perform a thorough battery check, to ensure that the cable connections are tight and free of corrosion, and that the battery is seated securely in its tray. The service experts also will determine the remaining capacity of the battery.

Let’s Roll

All four tires and the spare will get checked for physical damage, such as cuts or tears in the rubber, or bubbles in the sidewalls, all of which can weaken the integrity of the tire. Our professional technicians will check the tread wear of your tires, too. They will make sure that the air pressure meets the manufacturer's recommendations for your tires.

Brake Time

Drivers in Sedro-Woolley will want to be conscious of the status of their brakes. Hearing a grinding sound or feeling a vibration when applying the brakes means it’s time for a brake inspection. We also will do a thorough check of your brake system, to look for leaks as well as for wear and tear on pads, rotors, shoes, and drums.

A Fluid Situation

Before driving from Marysville down to see the sights in Seattle, bring your vehicle in for a complete inspection of all fluid levels, including engine oil, coolant, brake, transmission, power steering, and windshield washer reservoir.

Fixed for Blades?

From Burlington, it’s only a short hop over to the Padilla Bay Reserve, where all sorts of fascinating marine creatures can be studied. Before you go, though, let us make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good condition, because the sea spray can take you by surprise! We also will check all belts and hoses on your car, replacing any that are worn out. Rest assured that at our state-of-the-art service center, we always use only genuine OEM parts and materials.

If your vehicle needs a more thorough going over than you can provide yourself, just contact Honda of Bellingham to schedule a service visit.

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