Honda Insight Maintenance Schedule
Your Honda Insight, like every technologically advance machine, needs regular service and maintenance to keep you safely and reliably on the road. Between the dashboard lights and the service schedule, you can keep on top of these important milestones and keep your Honda Insight operating at peak performance. When your odometer or dashboard lights tell you it’s time for maintenance, arrange a service appointment at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in West Covina.
Dashboard Light Categories
The Honda Insight has many warning lights on the dashboard to notify you of a concern detected by the onboard computer. These generally fall into seven categories:
- Levels Measurement
- Supplemental Restraint System
Dashboard Light Alerts
For your Honda Insight’s servicing, the driver assistance lights will yield the most information. Pictographs will let you know to take your Insight to a mechanic to ensure your car’s performance and your safety, but only if you understand the abbreviations:
- Check power steering
- Check the Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS)
- Check I-Shift transmission
- Check Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SHAWD)
- Check the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Check the Lane Keeping Assist System (ACC LKAS)
- Check Antilock Braking System (ABS)
- Check Vehicle Stability Assist System (VSA)
Beyond the notifications from your Honda Insight’s dashboard, you should follow regular service intervals. First, determine that you, like the vast majority of Honda owners, operate your Honda Insight under normal conditions:
- You mostly drive more than five miles per trip
- You mostly drive in temperatures below 90 degrees
- You do not do a lot of stop-and-go driving or long idling
- You mostly drive on paved roads
If those traits do not apply to you, or you usually drive with a roof rack or in the mountains, then you drive under “severe” conditions and need to consult with a qualified mechanic at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in West Covina about your service intervals.
Mileage Service Schedule
The Honda Insight needs several levels of service at certain mileage intervals. The Insight’s first oil change, at 7,500 miles, for example, includes:
- Replace engine oil and filter
- Replace the drain plug washer
- Inspect and adjust tire pressure
- Inspect and replace lamps and wiper blades as needed
- Inspect brakes, hoses, exhaust system and drive-shaft boots
- Top off all fluids
- Rotate and balance tires
- Change the Oil Often
Regardless of other service needs, your Honda Insight needs an oil change—which will include changing the filter and lubricating joints—every 7,500 miles. Your grandfather’s car needed 3,000-mile oil changes, but not your Honda Insight.
At 15,000 miles the Honda Insight has a short list of needs:
- Replace engine oil and filter
- Inspect front and rear brakes
- Check the Insight’s parking brake adjustment
- Visually inspect steering gear box, suspension elements, tie rod ends and exhaust system
- This level of service repeats every 15,000 miles for the long life of your Honda Insight.
Repeating all the 15,000 mile service points, this service interval adds the following:
- Replace air cleaner element
- Inspect and adjust drive belts
- Replace air conditioning filter
- This pattern repeats at 60,000; 90,000 and 120,000 miles.
While repeating the 15,000-mile service list, at 45,000 miles your Honda Insight needs its brake fluid flushed and replaced for safety. At 90,000 miles–the next major service interval–this will repeat.
While the dashboard lights and the regular maintenance schedule can guide you to proper servicing for your Honda Insight, let your own eyes and ears help you. If you have any concerns about the function of your Insight, contact the service department at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in West Covina to have it checked out.