Maintaining your Honda

With a bit of TLC, your Honda will last even longer.

Maintenance & repair

Your Honda Dealer is best placed to service your snowthrower on a regular, ongoing basis. But there’s also a lot you can do as an owner to keep it in perfect (and safe) operating condition.

Keep it clean

A little bit of cleaning goes a long way – not only towards the working life and day-to-day operation of your machine, but also its residual value. It’s as simple as rinsing the auger housing and wheels with a garden hose, and wiping the rest of the snowthrower with a moist rag.

Pre-operation checks

Always perform an inspection before you start up the machine. Look at the Owner’s manual before you begin working and check the engine’s oil level, as well as the condition of the auger, making sure it’s clear of dirt and debris.

Here’s a list of important safety precautions:

  • Make sure the engine is off before you start any maintenance or repairs.
  • Let the engine cool completely.
  • Be sure your work area is adequately ventilated.
  • Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from fuel, and fuel related parts.

Fuel deterioration

If maintained properly, your Honda Snowthrower should give you years of trouble-free operation. This includes the fuel system. However, petrol can quickly deteriorate, causing starting or running problems and, in some cases, damage to the fuel system. It’s best to buy only enough petrol to last for 30 to 60 days. If you buy enough petrol to last for more than 60 days, add a fuel stabiliser to your storage tank when you fill it.

Maintenance schedule

To help you to properly care for your snowthrower, we’ve included a maintenance schedule in your Owner’s manual. This lists the basic procedures you should undertake on a regular basis, and enables you to keep track of the maintenance you perform on your snowthrower. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If you operate your snowthrower under severe conditions, contact your servicing dealer for their advice about your particular needs.

 

Service record

It’s a good idea to keep your machine’s service record up to date with its maintenance schedule. This reduces your costs in the long run, and maintains your machine’s value – always a plus. Make sure servicing is always done by a Honda Dealer; that way you can be sure that high-quality genuine Honda parts – purpose built for your machine – are being used.