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What the Honda Maintenance Minder System is:
The Maintenance Minder found in Honda vehicles monitors a number of variables to determine when the time is right for you to bring your Honda in for a Genuine Honda Oil Change. When the remaining service life of your engine oil reaches 15%, you will be alerted on your dashboard by a "service due soon" message. Along with this message, a letter (A or B) indicating the required service type will appear.
Depending on the mileage at the time of your required oil change, additional required maintenance items indicated by a numeric sub-symbol (1-6) will also appear. These sub symbols are accumulated between oil change intervals in order to make it convenient for you to properly maintain your Honda. Under most driving conditions, you can expect the "service due soon" message to appear every 8,000 - 12,000kms, which occurs about every 4-8 months for many drivers.
What it Isn't:
The Maintenance Minder does not monitor the engine oil level in your Honda. Maintaining proper engine oil level is critical to preserving engine life and trouble free operation, so ensuring your engine oil is at the right level by checking it regularly is a good habit to form - please see your owner's manual for details. If it has been more than 12 months since your last oil change, Honda requires the engine oil be changed regardless of the % service oil life displayed.
Also, Maintenance Minder does not monitor brake pad thickness, brake fluid condition or tire tread depth. Ensuring that these critical items are within specification is important for your safety on the road. If your brake fluid is more than 3 years old, Honda requires you have it changed. Determining the condition of any of these items is something your Honda Dealer will be pleased to assist with.
Understanding Maintenance Minder and following the recommended Honda Maintenance Schedule is the best way to ensure a happy and lengthy Honda ownership experience. Every Honda owner has different driving characteristics, which means each has their own unique service requirements.
To guarantee the job is done right to meet your specific needs, your Honda Dealer will use only Genuine Honda Parts installed by Honda Factory Trained Technicians who know your Honda better than anyone else. As the primary goal of Maintenance Minder is to ensure you're maintaining the car as needed, your Honda Technician will reset the Maintenance Minder according to the type of service you have completed on your Honda. Doing so allows the system to clearly determine the next maintenance items required at your next service visit.
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