Honda Civic Service in Houston: Proper Maintenance
Posted on June 17, 2013
Hondas were made to last. If you get quality maintenance service at the factory recommended intervals, our Honda should keep running until the road runs out. HCS Automotive is your dealership alternative to Honda Civic service in Houston. We firmly believe that regular maintenance and preventative care is the key to a long-living car. As specialists, we can help you determine what type of maintenance your Honda Civic needs depending on the year it was made.
1998 Honda Civic Service in Houston
As a rule of thumb, you need to check your engine oil and coolant at each fuel stop. These models need to have their engine oil replaced every 7,500 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first. You should also get your vehicle services every 7,500 miles. Spark plugs and the air cleaner element should be replaced ever 30,000 miles. Engine coolant should be replaced at 45,000 miles, 75,000 miles, and then at 105,000 miles. Brake fluid should be replaced every 3 years independent of mileage.
1999-2000 Honda Civic SERVICE IN HOUSTON
Just like the 1998 model, you need to check you engine oil and coolant at each fuel stop and the oil needs to be replaced every 7,500 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first. After the first oil change, you need to replace the engine oil at 15,000 miles and then every additional 15,000 miles. All the other maintenance recommendations are the same as the 1998 model.
2001-2003 Honda Civic Service Intervals in Houston
Engine oil, the air cleaner element, and spark plugs should be replaced at the same intervals as previous models. The timing belt, drive belt, engine coolant, and water pump should be replaced ever 105,000 miles or every 7 years — whichever comes first. Your vehicle’s valve clearance should also be inspected at this time. Brake fluid should be replaced every 3 years, independent of mileage.
2004-05 Honda Civic Service in Houston
Engine oil should be replaced every 10,000 miles and the air cleaner element every 30,000 miles. In these models, spark plugs only need to be replaced every 110,000 miles. Engine coolant should be changed out at 120,000 miles (or 10 years) and then every 60,000 miles after that point. Timing belts, drive belts, and water pumps are changed out at the same time as the 2001-2003 models.
2006-Present Honda Civic SERVICE IN HOUSTON
The way we determine when maintenance services were needed drastically changed when Honda introduced the Maintenance Minder system in 2006. The maintenance minder system shows engine oil life in the information display to let the owner know when it is time to have the engine oil replaced and regular engine maintenance done. There is no longer a maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual. The system shows engine oil life as a percentage, which drops over time as the vehicle racks up miles. It starts out at 100% with fresh engine oil, and winds down to 0%, signaling the oil life is over.
Maintenance Minder System. Sub-code 3 indicates that the transmission and transfer fluid needs to be replaced.
Engine Oil life is calculated by a computer which takes into account your driving style, outside conditions, speed, engine temperature, and vehicle age. This provides for a more accurate reading of when your engine oil needs to be replaced.
The system uses two types of codes: A and B. If your computer is showing A, then you simply need to get your engine oil replaced. If your dashboard is displaying B, then you need to inspect the engine oil, oil filter, rotate the tires, inspect the front and rear brakes, check the parking brake adjustment, and inspect other items specific to your vehicle.
When you need maintenance on your car, come to the best Honda Civic service in Houston: HCS Automotive. Call (713) 789-4556 or visit our shop at 3602 Dunvale Rd Houston, TX 77063 to ask us about what type of maintenance your Honda needs.