The Carson Honda Maintenance Minder Guide

The factory-recommended Maintenance Minder system in your Honda is the best thing you can do for your vehicle. Maintenance Minder tracks services on a mileage basis such as the miles between changes to the air filter, spark plugs, coolant and tire rotation. In addition, engine sensors detect driving conditions to recommend when an oil change is recommended and send that information to the Maintenance Minder. Regular scheduled maintenance helps prevent problems before they occur.

How often should I change my oil after the first service?

Refer to your owner's manual for the recommended service intervals. Separate maintenance schedules are listed for "normal service" and "severe service." Read the description of severe service carefully. Most vehicles will fall under the normal service category. Note that the service intervals are listed by time in addition to distance. Your oil should be changed at whichever interval, time or distance, occurs first.

Do not exceed the recommended maintenance interval. Oil eventually deteriorates and loses its ability to protect your engine, due to heat, friction, and exposure to exhaust components. Engine oil contains special additives to enhance the oil's performance, and these additives are also broken down or consumed with distance and time. Engine damage can occur if the proper maintenance schedule is not followed.

For more information see the Maintenance Minder reference table below
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Main Code

What it means:


Replace just the engine oil


Replace 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

Sub Code

What it means:


Rotate the Tires


Replace the air cleaner element, check the drive belt, and replace the dust and pollen filter


Replace the transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped)


Replace the spark plugs, replace the timing belt (if equipped), inspect the water pump, and inspect valve clearance


Replace the engine coolant


Replace the rear differential fluid (if equipped


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