Additives, Fluids and Flushes



Use of Additives, Fluids, and Flushes

In Service Maintenance on Acura Vehicles


    The use of Acura Genuine parts and fluids are recommended when maintaining and servicing an Acura vehicle, and consumers should consult their Acura Owner's Manual and Maintenance Minder for more information on recommended maintenance procedures and service intervals. The following are some service procedures related to additives, fluids, and flushes that American Honda either does not recommend or generally considers unnecessary for Acura vehicles operating under normal conditions (with limited exceptions):

    Bobby Rahal Acura's Service Guide
    Our Acura Service Center is here to assist our local community. We don't believe in suggesting additional services that your vehicle doesn't need. We follow along with the suggested services that are recommended by the manufacturer. Listed below are some services that we do not suggest and why.

    Using Oil Additives :Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, they may adversely affect the engine performance and durability.
    Engine Flushing : This procedure is not recommended by American Honda, as there is no reason to perform engine oil system flushing as a maintenance procedure.
    Fuel Injection Cleaning/Flushing : This procedure is not recommended by American Honda, as it is an unnecessary maintenance procedure and improper repair procedure. If an Acura vehicle is experiencing a fuel injector malfunction, the faulty injector should be replaced.
    Transmission Flushing : This procedure is not necessary, except in very rare instances (for example, to remove improper fluids). Transmission fluid replacement (as opposed to flushing) is recommended only at the mileage intervals specified in the Acura Owner's Manual.
    Engine Cooling System Flushing : This procedure is not necessary, except in very rare instances (for example, to remove incorrect coolant).
    Extra Oil Changes : Oil changes should be performed in accordance with Maintenance Minder and the Acura Owner's Manual. Only a relatively small percentage of Acura owners routinely operate their vehicles under severe maintenance conditions which might necessitate more frequent changes than are typically recommended.
    Brake Fluid : Brake fluid change should be recommended in accordance with the Acura Owner's MAnual, and no more thank once every three years.
    Power Steering Fluid Flushing : This procedure is not recommended by American Honda, as there is no reason to perform power steering system flushing except in rare instances (for example, if fluid is contaminated or discolored).
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6694 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Sales: 888-563-7180
  • Service: (888) 594-8159
  • Parts: (888) 565-2149