Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule
It’s important to follow your Honda Civic maintenance schedule if you want your car to last long and serve you well on the road. Drivers from across the Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, and Glendora area can learn more about routine maintenance by reading the information below. When your Civic needs service, schedule an appointment at a trusted Honda service center.
Honda Civic Maintenance at 3,750 Miles
When your Honda Civic reaches 3,750 miles, you should change the engine oil along with the engine oil filter. You’ll see a light on the dashboard indicating that it’s time to change the oil. It’s best to change the engine oil every 3,000 to 4,000 miles, depending on your driving habits and the environment where you live.
This is also the maintenance interval when you should lubricate the chassis and other parts that may need additional lubrication, such as the hinges, latches, trunk, hood, and doors. Your service technician will also inspect the car’s fluid levels, topping off any that are low.
Service at 7,500 Miles
At 7,500 miles, you should inspect some of the important parts of your Honda Civic that may need service. Areas to have inspected at 7,500 miles include:
- Battery and cables
- Front and rear brakes and brake pads
- Fluid lines
- Bolts, ball joints, and boots
You should have the tires rotated every 7,500 miles as well.
At 15,000 miles, you’ll want to have a Honda technician inspect the vehicle’s brake pads, discs, and suspension components. You should also have the fluid levels checked and add or replace fluid as needed. That includes checking the coolant level, which may need to be replaced at this stage in your car’s life.
Finally, your technician will inspect the function of your interior and exterior lamps and the vehicle’s exhaust system and change the interior cabin air filter.
At 30,000 miles, you want to inspect all four tires for wear and check the air pressure, including the spare tire. Your technician should also check the driveshaft boots, brakes, and exhaust system and conclude with a thorough check of the car’s fluid levels.
At 45,000 miles, your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your braking system including the parking brake, brake lines/hoses, and anti-lock brake system modulator. You should also have the battery inspected and all cables.
At this maintenance interval, the technician will replace the interior cabin air filter, check the fluid levels, and inspect the driveshaft boots, tires, and fluid lines for damage or wear.
At 60,000 miles, there’s a lot of maintenance your Honda Civic needs to continuing working properly. Your technician will inspect the brakes, battery, and tires. They’ll also inspect the master cylinder and proportioning control valve as well as the exhaust system and the catalytic converter (see below for definitions).
After 60,000 miles, you want to have the transmission fluid replaced and inspect the clutch on manual transmission systems.
- The master cylinder holds the brake fluid and controls two other systems, which are both activated when you push on the brake pedal.
- A proportioning control valve allows the drum brakes to engage before the disc brakes and prevents the rear wheels from locking up.
- The catalytic converter is responsible for turning harmful gasses into less harmful, or in some cases inert, matter.
Learn More About Honda Civic Maintenance
It’s important to keep in mind that this is only an overview of the factory-recommended maintenance schedule for your Honda Civic. For more detailed information, you’ll need to contact your local authorized Honda dealer.
Residents in the Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, and Glendora area can learn more about the Honda Civic maintenance schedule by contacting Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in West Covina. We can even help you quickly and easily schedule service at our state-of-the-art service center.