Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

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If you own a Honda Accord, then you're probably curious about the manufacturer-recommended Honda Accord maintenance schedule. The easiest way to find this information is in your owner's manual; however, since the newer Honda Accord models have an electronic "Maintenance Minder" system in the dash, the manual isn't entirely clear about exact intervals for suggested maintenance.

Finding the Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

If you look in your Honda Accord manual for the maintenance schedule, you'll probably discover a "Maintenance Minder" chart that details which service items you should have completed on the car if specific symbols show up in your dash display. The car computer has the suggested maintenance schedule programmed right in, so that when it's time for specific service items, you'll see a lighted symbol as a reminder to take your car in. However, not everyone prefers to follow the exact maintenance schedule, and other people prefer scheduling their auto servicing using their own calendar system. The guidelines below are a general overview of recommendations from the manual, as well as a collection of recommendations from auto hobbyists in Honda Accord forums across the Internet.

General Items to Check

Since low oil can have a disastrous effect on your car's engine, you'll need to check that level even more often. Following the guidelines below of items to check (but not necessarily change), you can rest assured that you have all of your bases covered:

  • Check the engine oil and coolant levels every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Check the transmission and brake fluid levels about once a month.
  • Check your tire pressure every month, since pressure inside the tire can change when the air temperature outside the car changes.
  • Every month, check to make sure all of your lights are working properly.

Periodic Maintenance Items By Mileage

Every 5,000 Miles

  • Change the engine oil and oil filter
  • Rotate the tires.
  • Inspect the front and rear brakes.
  • Check all fluid levels and conditions.
  • Inspect the suspension and exhaust system.
  • Check brake lines and hoses, cooling system hoses and connections and fuel line hoses.

The following mileage marks are when you should have these items changed, replaced or checked. Do these maintenance items when this mileage shows up on your Accord's odometer.

30,000 Miles

  • Inspect valve clearance.
  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Replace air cleaner element.
  • Inspect or replace drive belts.

45,000 Miles

  • Replace engine coolant.
  • Replace brake fluid.

60,000 Miles

  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Inspect or replace drive belts.

75,000 Miles

  • Replace engine coolant.

90,000 Miles

  • Change brake fluid.
  • Replace air cleaner element.
  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Replace drive belts.
  • Change transmission fluid.

105,000 Miles

  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Replace timing belt.
  • Replace water pump.
  • Inspect the idle speed.

120,000 Miles

  • Replace air cleaner element.
  • Replace drive belts.
  • Replace transmission fluid.

The Needs of Your Accord

Even though all of the items above are general recommendations for most Honda Accords, make sure to check the needs for your specific model. The best place to do that is at the Honda Owner Link website. This is a free service offered by Honda where you can get the full Honda Accord maintenance schedule for your model, check for recalls, and download a free copy of your owners manual. The Honda Owner Link site is a valuable resource for anyone who owns a Honda, and it's absolutely free.

Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule