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Acura RDX, Concept Cars, SUV
#2683 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [infinitimn]
Aug 26, 2008 (3:12 pm)
That does seem rather short. Do you do a lot of stop and go driving under severe conditions?
#2684 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [infinitimn]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:17 pm)
My 08 RDX service indicator light also started to come on around 3000. According to the manual, that's standard. I dreaded taking it in for service, but my Acura dealer made it a complimentary service. That was WITHOUT me asking for it. Perhaps there have been complaints about the short service interval. I'm sure you can get something similar at your dealership if you ask for it. On the other hand, I'm sure they have it in store for me when I bring it in for the next service.
Nevertheless, I still love my car.
#2685 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [angelina247]
Aug 27, 2008 (10:11 pm)
My dealer provides the first two service free of charge, so maybe your dealer is not as generous as you think.
#2686 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [bodble2]
Aug 27, 2008 (10:37 pm)
You might be right. But thanks to you, now I know. I'll make sure to get the 2nd one for free also.
#2687 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [angelina247]
Aug 28, 2008 (1:03 am)
I'm not 100% positive, but the free service may even be an Acura policy, rather than a dealer-provided perk. And really, the first couple of services are no more than just an oil and filter change.
2 things that are unique to my dealer are free wheel locks and free life-time oil, for the original owner.
#2688 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [angelina247]
Aug 28, 2008 (7:06 am)
3000 miles seems a bit early but it's the first oil change, so you sort of want them to inspec the quality of the oil to make sure the break-in process is proceeding as planned.
They'll find metal shavings on the drain plug if it's not.
#2689 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [ateixeira]
Aug 28, 2008 (10:38 am)
"They'll find metal shavings...."
Does that still apply in modern engines? I know back in the "good old days" that was the reason for doing an oil change at 1000 miles or so.
#2690 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [bodble2]
Aug 29, 2008 (8:58 am)
Good question. I'm sure tolerances are MUCH tighter today, but I'd trust the trip computer. Perhaps new owners are enjoying boost quite a bit and that puts more stress on the engine, shortening oil life cycles.
Just a theory. I'm sure Acura is going to err on the careful side, to protect their engine (and reputation).
#2691 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [ateixeira]
Sep 03, 2008 (10:26 am)
If you think the dealer is going to inspect the quality of the oil to determine if the break in is taking place in a normal manner you have another think coming! Drain and fill is all you are going to get; they won't even change the oil filter on the first oil change unless you specify it!
#2692 of 2732 Re: Acura RDX Service Interval [dep]
Sep 03, 2008 (11:30 am)
Well, I do my own servicing, anyway. It's the only way to be 100% sure.