The body mechanisms and linkages should be inspected, cleaned and lubricated, as necessary, to preserve correct operation and to avoid wear and corrosion. Before you lubricate a component, make sure to wipe any dirt or grease from the surface with a suitable rag. If necessary, you can also use a suitable cleaning solvent to clean off the surface. And don't forget to wipe any excess lubricant off the component when finished.
To be sure the hood latch works properly, use engine oil to lubricate the latch, safety catch and hood hinges, as necessary. Apply Honda® or equivalent multi-purpose grease sparingly to all pivot and slide contact areas.
Use engine oil to lubricate the following components: