Growing up, you may have been taught that your vehicle’s oil needs to be changed every 3 months or 5,000 kilometers. That easy-to-remember rule remains implanted in the minds of many drivers, and while you won’t do any damage to your vehicle by sticking to that rule, it may be more than what is required for your Honda Civic. The fact is, many newer models no longer require oil changes that frequently. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, those oil change and maintenance intervals can be quite different.
After buying a new compact sedan or coupe from Wheaton Honda, you might wonder how often you should get the oil changed on a Honda Civic. The tried and true method to understand your oil change intervals, and all key service intervals, is to check your owner’s manual. There, you’ll find details on how often oil should be changed, what services should take place at certain kilometer markers, and any special maintenance your vehicle might require.
Of course, when you bring your Civic to Wheaton Honda for service, our technicians know and understand the needs of your vehicle to ensure you are aware of all recommended services for your Civic, or whichever Honda you drive.
The easiest way to understand how often you should change your oil in your Honda Civic is to use the Maintenance Minder. Honda Maintenance Minder, which is integrated into your Honda Civic, provides a dashboard alert indicating it’s time for service. The alert will include an A or a B to indicate which type of service is required, but both require the replacement of engine oil and filter.
There is no benefit to getting your oil changed more than your Honda Civic owner’s manual requires and doing so will only increase the cost of ownership.
To establish a service schedule for your Honda, refer to your owner’s manual, utilize the Honda maintenance calculator, or meet with Wheaton Honda service professionals who can help ensure you never miss important maintenance.