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Honda Civic, Brakes, Fuel System, Oil, Coupe, Sedan
#185 of 204 Re: Filters [sandman_6472]
Feb 14, 2010 (8:11 pm)
I think the way Honda's are engineered, you really don't have to change the oil that often. I remember the schedule on my 2003 Honda Civic was like an oil change every 10,000 miles if you can believe that. For severe conditions it was like every 5,000 miles. Even though I didn't drive in severe conditions, I usually followed that schedule.
With the maintenance minder on my 2008, I think it usually hits between 5,000 and 6,000 miles for me.
#187 of 204 Re: 98 Honda Civic [kmp7]
Aug 16, 2010 (3:10 pm)
I have also 98 Honda Civic at over 300,000 miles. You could probably do (4) the spark plugs and gasket youself and save. It's the labor that's high. I haven't done the other stuff (1 and 3), but had my mechanic did (2). Dealers always charge alot. I would look to a good mechanic for price quote, since it's an older car. Take care of that civic and it'll last. My is a 5speed manual.
#188 of 204 Timing Belt Replacement - time or mileage?
Aug 17, 2010 (12:48 pm)
I have a 2002 Civic EX sedan with 63,000 miles on it. I have owned it since new and have followed the "severe" maintenance requirements for the most part, since I live in Texas and it's HOT here in the summer. At my last service, the dealer (who I trust since they have been good about not "upselling" me on stuff) said I should replace the timing belt/water pump/other belts since the car is 8 years old, even though I haven't met the mileage yet for a replacement.
I'm wondering if this is just "revenue enhancement" for the dealer, or if I really need to consider this. I'm semi-retired and only work about 6 months out of the year. The rest of the time, the car is only driven around town. I hate to spend the money if this is early replacement, but I also don't want to screw up the engine if the belt breaks.
Is this too early for timing belt replacement? I plan to drive the car for several more years since it's been fairly reliable.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Oct 05, 2010 (5:18 pm)
hello... i have honda civic 2008 and i have light that came out and wont go away ..can u help me what that light mean!! light is TPMS... they checked my car and said my tires r fine everything looks good.. but that light wont go away
#190 of 204 Re: hello [flamingo2]
Oct 05, 2010 (6:38 pm)
If you took it to Honda, it's up to them to figure out why the light won't go away.
#191 of 204 Re: Timing Belt Replacement - time or mileage? [thebean]
Oct 16, 2010 (9:09 am)
I also have a low mileage 2003 Civic as does "thebean" (message #188). The recommendation from the mechanic was similar- replace the timing belt because of the time, not the miles. I am reluctant to change it out early for the benefit of revenue enhancement.
Any additional thoughts out there?
#192 of 204 Civic 2001 Maintainace for Daily 150Miles Drive
Nov 13, 2010 (4:06 pm)
#193 of 204 Civic 2001 Maintainace for Daily 150Miles Drive
Nov 13, 2010 (4:06 pm)
I have a Honda Civic 2001 with me. I will be driving 180 miles daily for 4 days a week for work purpose.
What precautions should I take? and how should I maintain my car for this Daily High Millage drive.
#194 of 204 TY: 2002 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (Maintenance) [kiawah]
Apr 22, 2011 (5:58 pm)
I took your advice had the transmission fluid changed at 70K intervals (2). For some reason, I became a pothole magnet in NJ this past winter and my passenger side front end is sounding a bit clunky. I am so concerned about the dealership overselling, auto club overlooking, it becomes confusing as to what I need to do next.
Though I will not maintenance my car myself, is it worth it to buy the expensive Chilton car manual for referencing? Appreciate advice.
Since 2007, I have been unemployed twice after long term consulting jobs. Maintaining a vehicle and being selective comes down to dollars and cents (sense). Thanks.