The Acura Maintenance Minder System: Scheduled maintenance made easy for Acura owners.
What it does:
The Maintenance MinderTM found in Acura vehicles monitors a number of variables to determine when the time is right for you to bring your Acura in for a Genuine Acura Oil Change. When the remaining service life of your engine oil reaches 15%, you will be alerted on your dashboard by a "service due soon" message. Along with this message, a letter (A or B) indicating the required service type will appear. Depending on the mileage at the time of your required oil change, additional required maintenance items indicated by a numeric sub-symbol (1-6) will also appear. These sub symbols are accumulated between oil change intervals in order to make it convenient for you to properly maintain your Acura. Under most driving conditions, you can expect the "service due soon" message to appear every 8,000 - 12,000kms, which occurs about every 4-8 months for many drivers.
What it doesn't do:
The Maintenance MinderTM does not monitor the engine oil level in your Acura. Maintaining proper engine oil level is critical to preserving engine life and trouble free operation, so ensuring your engine oil is at the right level by checking it regularly is a good habit to form - please see your owner's manual for details. If it has been more than 12 months since your last oil change, Acura requires the engine oil be changed regardless of the % service oil life displayed. Also, Maintenance MinderTM does not monitor brake pad thickness, brake fluid condition or tire tread depth. Ensuring that these critical items are within specification is important for your safety on the road. If your brake fluid is more than 3 years old, Acura requires you have it changed. Determining the condition of any of these items is something your Acura Dealer will be pleased to assist with.
Understanding Maintenance MinderTM and following the recommended Acura Maintenance Schedule is the best way to ensure a happy and lengthy Acura ownership experience. Every Acura owner has different driving characteristics, which means each has their own unique service requirements. To guarantee the job is done right to meet your specific needs, your Acura Dealer will use only Genuine Acura Parts installed by Acura Factory Trained Technicians who know your Acura better than anyone else. As the primary goal of Maintenance MinderTM is to ensure you're maintaining the car as needed, your Acura Technician will reset the Maintenance MinderTM according to the type of service you have completed on your Acura. Doing so allows the system to clearly determine the next maintenance items required at your next service visit.
For further details on your specific schedule, please speak to your Acura Dealer's Service Advisor.
Includes premium quality 5W20 or 5W30 oil; oil filter and drain plug gasket (if applicable); lubricate all locks and hinges; examination of exterior lights; horn and wipers; coolant, brake & washer fluid check; inspect tires for damage, wear, and check and adjust pressure; and the exterior wash of your vehicle. Price for service may vary. All environmental & waste disposal charges included. If the service indicator does not come on within the year, change your oil every 12 months.
*Use only Genuine motor oil with a viscosity specific to your vehicle.
**Tires may require more frequent rotation depending on driving conditions, alignment and driving habits.
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