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Honda RIDGELINE 2019 Owner's Manual: Checking The Battery; Window Washer Fluid; Brake Fluid; Changing Wiper Blades

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MAINTENANCE
6. Pour coolant into the reserve tank until it reaches the MAX mark. Put the
cap back on the reserve tank.
Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to
spray out, seriously scalding you.
Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator
cap.
Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any
spills immediately; they can damage components in the engine
compartment.

Checking the Battery

The battery condition is monitored by the sensor on the negative terminal. If
there is a problem with the sensor, a message appears on the multi-information
display. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation.
A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or
seriously hurt you.
When conducting any battery maintenance, wear protective clothing and a
face shield, or have a skilled technician do it.
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash your hands after handling.

Window Washer Fluid

Check the amount of window washer fluid by looking at the reservoir. Fill if it is
low. Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.
Models with washer level sensor
If the washer fluid is low, a message appears on the multi-information display.
Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield
washer reservoir. Antifreeze can damage your vehicle's paint. A vinegar/water
solution can damage the windshield washer pump.
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Brake Fluid

The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the
tank. We recommend using Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3.
Pour the fluid carefully.
If the fluid level is at or below the MIN mark, have a dealer inspect for leaks or
worn brake pads as soon as possible.
Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle's braking system
and can cause extensive damage.

Changing Wiper Blades

If the wiper blades leave streaks across the windshield, try cleaning them first
with a paper towel or soft cloth and wiper fluid. If the wiper blade rubber has
deteriorated, you should change the wiper blades.
1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the passenger side.
2. Press and hold the tab, then slide the holder off the wiper arm.
3. Pull the end of the wiper blade to the direction of the arrow until it unfastens
from the end cap.
4. Pull the wiper blade to the opposite direction to slide it out from its holder.
5. Insert the flat side of the new wiper blade onto the bottom part of the holder.
Insert the blade all the way.
6. Install the end of the wiper blade into the end cap.
7. Slide the wiper holder onto the wiper arm until it locks.
8. Lower the passenger side wiper arm first, then the driver side.
Avoid dropping the wiper arm, as it may damage the windshield.

Tire Information

To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.
Inflation Guidelines
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• Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life,
and comfort. Refer to the driver's doorjamb label or the specifications see
SPECIFICATIONS for the specified pressure.
• Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel
economy, and are more likely to fail from overheating.
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