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#163 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [jfehribach]
Mar 10, 2011 (9:12 pm)
Thank you very much for your help..it is really appreciated...
#164 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [jfehribach]
Apr 04, 2011 (1:55 pm)
Hi, I'd also like to say thank you, for this information. Went to dealer today for oil change/low beam light recall, and they said the cabin filter was dirty and needed to be replaced, wanted $100, figured I could do it cheaper, can buy new Honda filter from Bernardi's for 21.95. Saves $88. Artie
#166 of 263 Maintenance by Calendar?
Aug 23, 2007 (3:44 am)
I don't drive very much. My Fit is almost 2 months old and I'm still on the dealer's tank of gas. Obviously, changing oil and other maintenance tasks need to be based more on the calendar than mileage. Anyone know where I can find the recommended maintenance to be performed on a calendar basis?
#167 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [grannygamer]
Aug 23, 2007 (5:35 am)
Wow, 2 months and still on that first tank? And I thought I didn't drive much. I've had mine since March and I'm barely over 4000 miles - I only drive to work and back home, with a couple trips to the store here and there. Gas is too expensive, even at 36 mpg, to drive more than that.
There are all sorts of recommended maintenance timelines in your owner's manual. I'm sure you got some booklets when you bought the car. One might be just for maintenance, I can't remember. Also, you should have been set up with Honda Owners Link online - your VIN should be registered there and you can create a login to learn all that stuff.
#168 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [anahita61]
Aug 23, 2007 (9:42 am)
I'll check out Honda Owners Online; that's a good idea. I had skimmed the manual initially when I got it, but I came away from it thinking it was stressing that automatic minder thing that is supposed to come up. But, again, I'll give it another looksee. I've seen a Honda service guy post here and there and thought maybe he'd see my note and give me an easy answer. I'm all for easy!
But, yes, still on my first tank. I actually work from home so don't need to run around too much. Hence, wanting just a small, simple car that uses regular gas (my previous car used premium). I just hit 140 miles.
#169 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [grannygamer]
Aug 29, 2007 (6:25 am)
I was skimming through the owners manual a couple days ago, as I'm nearing my first oil change. I think it says in there that if the maintenance minder hasn't tripped after a year, then you should go ahead and change the oil at that time.
However, I've also heard that the factory oil has special break-in additives, and Honda really wants that oil in there for at least the first 5000 miles. That would suggest that you should get out and drive a bit more, at least during this first year!
#170 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [cfbender]
Oct 12, 2011 (9:28 am)
Other than oil changes, air filters and tire rotations, there really isn't much maintenance required. I'd agree with the other poster to at least change the oil each year.
#171 of 263 Last "Under Warranty" service: What to check for?
Oct 12, 2011 (11:39 am)
My 2009 FIT is at 31K, and soon will go in for the Last Oil Change before the 36K Honda Warranty expires forever.
Do any readers have any concerns with their FITS that I should point out for inspection before the Original Warranty expires?