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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Before Performing Maintenance

Before Performing Maintenance  
Inspection and Maintenance  
For your safety, perform all listed inspections and maintenance to keep your vehicle  
in good condition. If you become aware of any abnormality (noise, smell, insufficient  
brake fluid, oil residue on the ground, etc.), have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
(Note, however, that service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in  
effect.) Refer to the separate maintenance booklet for detailed maintenance and  
inspection information.  
1Inspection and Maintenance  
U.S. models  
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of  
emissions control devices and systems may be  
done by any automotive repair establishment or  
individuals using parts that are “certified” to  
EPA standards.  
According to state and federal regulations, failure to  
perform maintenance on the maintenance main  
items marked with # will not void your emissions  
warranties. However, all maintenance services should  
be performed in accordance with the intervals  
indicated by the information display*/multi-  
information display*/intelligent multi-information  
display (i-MID).  
Types of Inspection and Maintenance  
Daily inspections  
Perform inspections before long distance trips, when washing the vehicle, or when  
Periodic inspections  
Check the brake fluid level monthly.  
2 Checking the Brake Fluid P. 450  
2 Maintenance Service Items P. 434  
Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.  
2 Checking and Maintaining Tires P. 465  
If you want to perform complex maintenance tasks  
that require more skills and tools, you can purchase a  
subscription to the Service Express website at  
Check the operation of the exterior lights monthly.  
2 Replacing Light Bulbs P. 452  
2 Authorized Manuals P. 519  
Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every six months.  
2 Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades P. 461  
If you want to perform maintenance yourself, make  
sure that you have the necessary tools and skills first.  
After performing maintenance, update the records in  
the separate maintenance booklet.  
* Not available on all models  
uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuSafety When Performing Maintenance  
1Safety When Performing Maintenance  
Safety When Performing Maintenance  
Some of the most important safety precautions are given here.  
However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in  
performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform  
a given task.  
Improperly maintaining this vehicle or  
failing to correct a problem before driving  
can cause a crash in which you can be  
seriously hurt or killed.  
Maintenance Safety  
To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames  
away from the battery and all fuel related parts.  
Always follow the inspection and  
Never leave rags, towels, or other flammable objects under the hood.  
u Heat from the engine and exhaust can ignite them causing a fire.  
To clean parts, use a commercially available degreaser or parts cleaner, not  
Wear eye protection and protective clothing when working with the battery or  
compressed air.  
maintenance recommendations according  
to the schedules in this owner's manual.  
Failure to properly follow maintenance  
instructions and precautions can cause you  
to be seriously hurt or killed.  
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is poisonous and can kill you.  
u Operate the engine only when there is sufficient ventilation.  
Always follow the procedures and  
precautions in this owner's manual.  
Vehicle Safety  
The vehicle must be in a stationary condition.  
u Make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground, the parking brake is set, and  
the engine is off.  
Be aware that hot parts can burn you.  
u Make sure to let the engine and exhaust system cool thoroughly before  
touching vehicle parts.  
Be aware that moving parts can injure you.  
u Do not start the engine unless instructed, and keep your hands and limbs away  
from moving parts.  
uuBefore Performing MaintenanceuParts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service  
Parts and Fluids Used in Maintenance Service  
The use of Honda genuine parts and fluids is recommended when maintaining and  
servicing your vehicle. Honda genuine parts are manufactured according to the  
same high quality standards used in Honda vehicles.