Do You Practice Kaizen With Your Honda? Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Snohomish Honda Does!

May 23, 2011  

Kaizen Philosophy for Car MaintenanceWhat is Kaizen you ask? The literal translation:

  • Kai = ┬áChange
  • Zen = Good

The philosophy of Kaizen is based of 5 basic principles:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Personal Discipline
  3. Improvement in Morale
  4. Quality
  5. Suggestions for Improvement

Although the fundamentals of Kaizen originated with the American occupation of Japan after World War II in an effort to aid the growth of Japanese industry, the fundamentals are based in the Japanese cultural ideals of teamwork and striving for perfection. True, this is intended for industry – but the fundamentals can certainly be applied to your everyday car maintenance.

Consider that by checking the little things on your Honda on a regular basis, you will certainly prevent a catastrophic breakdown. For example, checking your brake pads every 1,000 miles or so will assure that the pads will be replaced well before it becomes a much more expensive repair. If you wait until you hear the ominous metal-on-metal grind – you’re looking at a complete brake job! So, in addition to saving money, you are certain that your Honda is safe for you and your family.

The same theory follows for every aspect of your vehicle – diligence with regular servicing you will avoid costly repairs. The fundamentals that have launched the Japanese automotive industry can only enhance your driving experience. By being intimately familiar with the mechanics of your Honda, you will know immediately when even the slightest thing goes awry!

Your Snohomish, Lynwood, Mukilteo, Everett Honda Service Center will certainly agree that regular service and inspection will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently.