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How Can I Check the Oil in My Honda?

How Can I Check the Oil in My Honda?

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Dealership Information

Most drivers know that regular oil checks are one of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle healthy, powerful, and long-lasting. But how do you really know when it’s time to bring your vehicle into Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg for a change? You don’t want to wait until the light is already on, but you also don’t want to waste time coming in too often. Read on and you’ll see how easy it is to check your own oil!

How Do I Check My Oil?

After thousands of miles on the road, the beautiful golden oil flowing through your engine slowly becomes grimy, black sludge, slowing your engine’s processes and causing it to run at higher temperatures than it should. But you can very easily see if it has reached this point! Just pop you hood with the engine off and cooled down. After this, find your dipstick and push it into its tube, then pull it out and wipe it off. Dip it in once more, this time checking the oil on the stick. Most will have notches on them ranging from full to empty, so you can easily see how much oil you have left. It’s also important to take a look at the quality of the oil itself. Milky oil, or any metal pieces floating within it, could indicate leakage or some form of internal damage.

Service

On the day that you check your oil and it seems to be on the low side, you can easily come visit us at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg! Just pull up to our service bay at 60 South Gateway Drive in Fredericksburg, VA, and you’ll quickly be greeted by one of our expert technicians. They’ll review what you want done to your vehicle before ushering you to our comfortable guest lounge while they get to work. We’ll pop the hood and quickly change your oil. While we’re already looking at your vehicle, we’ll inspect details like the engine air filter, battery, brake pads, tire wear, and more. If we see anything that could use work, we’ll let you know!

Avoid Negative Symptoms

Performing the steps we’ve listed above will help you avoid a whole host of issues ranging from inconvenient to unsafe! Because oil is so critical to your engine’s performance, low oil can severely curb your ride’s fuel economy. This can slowly result in you spending more on gasoline. Far more importantly, your engine could ultimately suffer permanent damage if you don’t properly lubricate and cool it down, resulting in repairs that could cost you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars!

If you were wondering, “How can I check the oil in my Honda?” now you know! Whenever you have some free time, join us at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg for service. Our Service Department is open every day of the week!


Contact Information


Service Hours

540-654-7003

Testimonials

Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The advisor/tech combo of Meadows and Dixon in service is the absolute DREAM TEAM for all your vehicle needs! They treated my little old Prius with such great attention and care, I feel truly relieved and safe to have it back on the road. Added bonus: They didn’t try and up-sell me on any services! Just what I needed, and at a very reasonable rate. You can bet that because of their thorough and ethical treatment, I’ll be returning to Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg for all my service needs!

Mary Wolfe
Mary Wolfe
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg are very friendly, helpful and professional. They ensure the customers are completely satisfied before walking out the door. The business is a class act!

Matt Sawchak
Matt Sawchak
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought my second Honda from Pohanka, and I'm from Raleigh, NC. They delivered the car. J.T. gave me a very thorough and friendly orientation at my home. I was able to do the entire buying process over email, and the final documentation was reviewed on a Zoom call. Every single person I dealt with -- Nneamaka, Viviana, Kelly, and J.T. -- was friendly and respectful. And, to top off, they were the best deal! I comparison-shopped 25 Honda dealerships on my last Honda and on this one. The fact that they were the best deal twice in a row, and had fantastic service both times, tells you everything you need to know. These people TREAT YOU RIGHT!

Joseph Neal
Joseph Neal
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I've only purchased one other automobile in my lifetime...I can't say that i remember much about that experience. I can now say that I've just recently had an amazing experiencing purchasing a vehicle from Pohanka Honda and that's all due to Mr. Jim Calvert! His professionalism is impeccable! I really enjoyed that fact that he listened to everything that I presented to him regarding what I was looking for. I actually found out over the last few days that he also worked with my father in law as well as my sister in law in purchasing vehicles. I did not confer with my family before I went into Pohanka; some how I got lucky enough to be sent to Mr. Calvert to receive top notch service! I will ABSOLUTELY be going back to Pohanka Honda if I need another vehicle and I will be asking for Mr. Jim Calvert!

MSM Headquarters
MSM Headquarters
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic staff, beautiful facility, really went above and beyond to get me exactly the car I wanted at a price that worked for me. Ask for Ali!

Susanne M.
Susanne M.
YELP
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have always had excellent service and have been a customer there for over 14 years. I have built relationships with several of the staff and feel good about the service and advice they provide concerning the care and upkeep of my car.

G G.
YELP
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Always convenient with no appointment needed. Staff is courteous and they do the work quickly

J Rosa
J Rosa
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my Civic Touring in 2016 and have never had it serviced anywhere else. This is all due to the Customer Service I have received at the Dealership since i bought the car. Always professional and happy to see you. Tells me up front about my car and does not try to get me to have service i do not need. All the associates i have had the pleasure to deal with have all been professional at all times. You have a great Team Keep up the good work. I only wish my Honda dealership in my own town was half as good a you all.

angela gatewood
angela gatewood
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful experience. Service was excellent as usual. I live in Dumfries, but will not go to any other Honda dealership. My service team staff Dixie S was full of joy, knowledgeable and took care of my needs. She went out the way to make me fill comfortable and that was much needed and appreciated.

Carol Noon
Carol Noon
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a wonderful experience here. Viviana was awesome! I love my new CR-V! :)

Tom Geller
Tom Geller
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our sales person Perlita was friendly and personable. Any differences were resolved amiably. JT the electronic tech was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was a very good experience.

S Hall
S Hall
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Affordable prices, friendly staff, and overall fabulous service!!! In today's world, I truly appreciate those Individuals who do their job efficiently and effectively, and that's what they did when my vehicle was serviced!!! Thank you Pohanka Honda!!!

Richard Mayer
Richard Mayer
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Michael Denny
Michael Denny
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

2006 vehicle with cloudy headlight lenses. Expected to have to replace them but they recommended their chemical ‘cleaning’; they now look as good as new at less than 1/3 the price...technician did a great job. ‘Night’ Kevin was excellent; professional, knowledgeable, courteous!

Christina Johnson
Christina Johnson
GOOGLE
5-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Russell Crawford
Russell Crawford
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tiell Tate
Tiell Tate
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jennifer Weatherby
Jennifer Weatherby
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Megan Horst
Megan Horst
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Marc Gage
Marc Gage
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Lorynn K.
Lorynn K.
YELP
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Matt was awesome! I was in the market to buy my first car, and he made everything so easy. I felt like I left the dealership getting the best deal possible. I would definitely recommend Pohanka Honda!

Gretchen Turner
Gretchen Turner
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Frank Hill Jr
Frank Hill Jr
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Priscilla Whiddon-Bunn
Priscilla Whiddon-Bunn
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Allen Correll
Allen Correll
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
maria skinner
maria skinner
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ciara Williams
Ciara Williams
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jeremy Nelson
Jeremy Nelson
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Crystal Waites
Crystal Waites
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jamie Newton
Jamie Newton
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rebecca Coles
Rebecca Coles
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This place was great. Thanks to Matt Aldaresi this was the easy car buying experience I have ever had. I went in one day and could not decide on a car so I went home and thought about it. Came back a week later and just like that with the help from Matt I made a decision. I absolutely love my new car. This is the place I will be back too for my next purchase.

Lisa C
Lisa C
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Emily at Pohanka Honda was a gem! She made me feel comfortable and confident with my car buying experience. She knew exactly what car I needed. I highly recommend seeing Emily to buy your next car! I also appreciated working with Sandy. She took good care of me and was ready and willing to help me when I reached out to her.

joan cook
joan cook
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was surprised that very few employees wore a face mask.

Victor Mazzanti
Victor Mazzanti
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ramiz Baig
Ramiz Baig
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dan Craddock
Dan Craddock
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bena Patel
Bena Patel
GOOGLE
5-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
John OToole
John OToole
GOOGLE
5-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Uriana is awesome

Christopher Stogran
Christopher Stogran
GOOGLE
5-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Would recommend anyone to check out Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg. Perlita, Judaea and Kelly were great through the sale process, prompt communication, no run around, they met me at the price with the features we wanted. We didn't even have to come into the dealership and wait to finalize the deal. To top it all off they delivered the Odyssey to me and picked up my trade, could not have been easier. Wish I started my search there, I will know for next time.

Stacy Lillard
Stacy Lillard
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sweet Reasons
Sweet Reasons
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had a fantastic experience. Start to finish. They aren't pushy or fake. True service mentality from every single aspect. Our salesperson, Ian T., was responsive and great to work with. We will only buy from Pohanka Honda from now on!

Terry Starr
Terry Starr
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service staff were excellent, quick service and a car wash! In and out fast with no appointment.

Andrew Horne
Andrew Horne
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We worked with Victoria Lizarralde (sales) and Jared Nelson (finance) and couldn't have had a better oreor less stressed experience top to bottom, which is not something I'd anticipate saying about a car dealership. It's 50 mins away from is, and we'll still be going back there for our next vehicle. 👏👏👏

H. Rene Glascoe
H. Rene Glascoe
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Paul Rawlins
Paul Rawlins
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff is ALWAYS friendly and the service is thorough and fast. I love this place!!

Kayla Cropp
Kayla Cropp
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Emily Rivera was the absolute best! She made my car buying process the easiest and did everything to get me in what I wanted. If you go to this dealership definitely ask for Emily Rivera, HANDS DOWN THE BEST!!!

Andi Dameron
Andi Dameron
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mac Patel
Mac Patel
GOOGLE
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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