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What is the Honda Maintenance Minder?

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Every driver knows the importance of keeping up with routine maintenance. However, many drivers have trouble remembering the ins and outs of maintenance tasks, which is why Honda vehicles have the Honda Maintenance Minder System. The system notifies you when your Honda needs service.

When a wrench icon lights up on your MID screen, your vehicle is letting you know that it’s due for service. Your vehicle shows engine life as a percentage, starting at 100% and progressing towards 0%, which is when the oil life is completely over. This advanced technology can save you time and money on expensive repairs in the long run. Learn more about the Honda maintenance Minder Codes and system with the service experts at Morrie's West Bend Honda. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

How Does the Honda Maintenance Minder Work?

Honda Maintenance Minder has sensors moving through your vehicle that reports back to a brain. Instead of working with rough estimations for your service, these sensors and alerts can precisely determine when maintenance like oil changes are needed. This ensures that your Honda vehicle continues performing at its best for years to come. Most vehicles with the Honda Minder have oil life indicators keeping you informed about upcoming oil changes.

Oil Life Light Percentages

  • Oil Life 15%: Service is needed soon. Schedule a service appointment with our West Bend service center at Morrie's West Bend Honda.
  • Oil Life 5%: Service is due. Bring your vehicle in for maintenance as soon as possible.
  • Oil Life 0%: Service is past due. To avoid any unnecessary wear or potential damage, visit Morrie's West Bend Honda near Mequon for maintenance as soon as possible.

How to Operate the Honda Maintenance Minder System

There are three specific benchmark percentages to keep in mind for the Honda Maintenance Minder system:

  • 15% (Service Due Soon): Plan to take your Honda to our West Bend service center, or schedule an appointment for the near future.
  • 5% (Service Due Now): You need to take your Honda in for service immediately. Schedule the first open appointment slot with us.
  • 0% (Service Past Due): You need to take your Honda in for service immediately. Schedule the first open appointment slot with us and avoid using your Honda until then. This percentage will also show negative mileage to show how many miles your vehicle service is past due.

Honda Maintenance Codes: Know What Your Honda Needs

If there is a number or letter alongside the lit-up wrench icon, this means additional service is needed. Use the following key to interpret Honda Maintenance Minder codes, so you know what your Honda needs:

Main Codes

  • A: Replace engine oil
  • B: Replace engine oil and oil filter, inspect front/rear brakes, parking brake adjustment

Sub Codes

  • 1: Rotate tires
  • 2: Replace air cleaner element and dust/pollen filter, check the drive belt
  • 3: Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid
  • 4: Replace spark plugs and timing belt, inspect water pump and valve clearance
  • 5: Replace engine coolant
  • 6: Replace rear differential fluid

Schedule Service at Our West Bend Service Center

If your Honda Maintenance Minder is telling you to get your Honda serviced, don’t put it off! Schedule a service appointment with us at our West Bend service center, and our specialized Honda service team will take care of everything from there.

Browse our Honda service specials to potentially save on your next trip to our service center. If you have any questions about your Honda or its Maintenance Minder, feel free to contact us at Morrie’s West Bend Honda.

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