Honda Maintenance Minder

With everyday tasks and busy lifestyles, giving your vehicle the attention it needs and deserves tends to be put off for more important things. But, if you continue to ignore that engine light or the squeaks and rattles coming from under the hood, chances are, your pockets will be quite empty when you leave the dealership next. To save our valued customers time and money, Honda created the Maintenance Minder System on newer Honda models. The Honda Maintenance Minder System aids the driver by showing the lifespan of engine oil in the information display, allowing the vehicle's owner to know approximately when to replace the engine's oil and if other necessary services are due for completion, in correlation with time and mileage accumulated on the vehicle. A "Recommended Maintenance Time/Mileage Schedule" is no longer needed since our Honda vehicles now have the ability to communicate with their driver on a more personal level. Never miss an appointment again and drive with peace of mind when you use this service.

Please take the time to watch this short video which gives a more in depth look in Honda's Maintenance Minder System and investigate the Service Graph below to translate what your vehicle may be telling you today.

Remember, the engine light doesn't come on "for fun" and excess emissions, rattles and squeaking never tend to be a good sign. A healthy vehicle is a safe vehicle. Please feel free to contact our dealership Toll Free at 1 (888) 575-1648 if you have any questions so that our knowledgable staff can further assist you.


Oil Life Message What to do
15% SERVICE DUE SOON Plan to take vehicle in for scheduled maintenace
5% SERVICE DUE NOW Take vehicle in now for scheduled maintenance
(Mileage past due is also shown)
Service is overdue. Take vehicle in now for scheduled mainenance

Maintenance Main Items

Symbol What It Means
15% Replace just engine oil
5% Replace engine oil and oil filter. Also inspect various systems and components (see applicable service manual for details)

Maintenance Sub Items

Number What to do
1 Rotate tires and check tire pressure and condition
2 Replace air cleaner element, check drive belt, and replace dust and pollen filter
3 Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped)
4 Replace spart plugs, replace timing belt (if equipped), inspect water pump, and inspect valve clearance
5 Replace engine coolant
6 Replace rear differential fluid (if equipped)

If you think your car might be due for a check-up, or know of any recommended services that are upcoming or outstanding on your Honda vehicle please feel free to contact the Service Department and a Honda Service Advisor can better assess your vehicle's needs. The option to check with an advisor will only apply, however, if your oil life is between 100% and 16%. Once your vehicle has reached 15% your next recommended service will display on your dashboard automatically!


Q: Why will there always be a Main-Code?

A: The Honda Maintenance Minder System has been created to maximize customer convenience. The main-codes are specific to each user and are triggered based on the vehicle's operating condition.

Q: How many miles/kilometers can I expect to go between oil changes?

A: The Maintenance Minder System varies in accordance to how the driver drives the vehicle. The system will adjust based on engine operating habits, driving habits and the climate where the vehicle is operated in. For those who put "easy" mileage on the vehicle (highway driving, constant driving habits) expect to change your oil every 8,000-10,000 Km's. For those who put "harder" mileage on the vehicle (city driving, constant starting and stopping, constant up-hill driving) expect to change your oil every 6,000-8,000 Km's.

Q: The Honda Maintenance Minder System is indicating the "B" Service. Is there a problem if I choose to only do the "A" Service?

A: Yes, the System was created to not only indicate when you need your oil changed but to recommend services for the entire health of the vehicle. When proper maintenance procedures are followed you will realize the following benefits: longer vehicle life, continued warranty coverage, better resale value.

Q: Should I be checking my oil level even though I have the Honda Maintenance Minder System?

A: Yes. The Maintenance Minder DOES NOT sense oil level. Please refer to your specific Honda owner's manual recommendations for Service Station Procedures.

Q: Other Oil Change Stations recommend having my oil changed every 3,000 - 5,000 Km's. Why shouldn't I go to them?

A: The 3,000 - 5,000 Km oil change is an old, conservative approach that was created back in 1968. Since then there have been many technological advances and developments in not only oil technology, but engine design as well. These great advancements allow you to increase maintenance intervals in your Honda without harming your vehicle. In addition, our Certified Honda Technicians have been trained to specialize in Honda maintenance which allows our Honda Team to know your vehicle much better than any other non-Honda service facility.