Honda builds some pretty incredible vehicles, and although the time between oil changes has drastically increased in the past decade or so, regular vehicle maintenance is still vital to keeping your car running long and strong. While the physical act of scheduling an appointment and getting your car to your nearest Honda dealer is up to you, newer Honda vehicles provide friendly reminders when necessary maintenance intervals pop up based on time or mileage. With this “Maintenance Minder” feature, you can cross forgetfulness off your list of excuses for delaying important car care.
How Does Honda Maintenance Minder Work?
The part of Maintenance Minder you see is nothing more than an illuminated wrench on your driver information display, reminding you that your vehicle needs service. But there is much more to Maintenance Minder than a simple dashboard warning light.
Maintenance Minder will indicate that it’s time for a service appointment based on a series of factors, not just time or or mileage. With various sensor readings, Maintenance Minder actually takes into account things like short trips, frequent starting and stopping, and hilly terrain that may push necessary maintenance up to shorter mileage intervals.
Through Maintenance Minder, you’ll see a percentage of remaining oil life. When that life drops to 15 percent or lower, you’ll see that illuminated wrench reminding you that it’s time to schedule an appointment. The wrench will be accompanied by a notification of the items that require service. As you continue to drive, the reminders will become more obvious and begin flashing when overdue.
Perhaps most impressively, Maintenance Minder will group services together for you, so you aren’t making one appointment after another after another. If you have two necessary maintenance requirements within a close time-frame, the system will move one up so that you can get both services taken care of in one appointment.
Taking care of your car is an easy thing to overlook in our busy lives, but not doing so can cause huge headaches down the road. With Maintenance Minder, you’ll have a constant reminder so your maintenance requirements are never overlooked.