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How To Reset Oil Life On a Honda Civic

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Driving home to Watford City after an oil change, you may notice that your Honda Civic oil light is still flashing. When you know your oil reservoir has just been refilled with fresh oil, an oil warning is no cause for concern — it just means you need to find out how to reset oil life on your Honda Civic. Below, we’ll go over how to reset a Honda Civic oil light with a few simple steps. If you’re unsure about any part of the process, call the Ryan Honda service center to speak with a Honda technology expert.

How To Reset Oil Life On a Honda Civic

There’s a lot to learn about your car’s advanced technology features and electrical systems! If you’re unsure about performing a Honda Civic oil light reset, schedule an appointment at our service center near Watford City. Otherwise, follow these steps at home:

  1. Turn on the ignition but don’t start the engine.
  2. Navigating with the left-hand-side steering wheel controls, select Menu.
  3. On the menu screen, press (+) and scroll to Vehicle Information. Then press the SOURCE button.
  4. Press SOURCE again to display the Maintenance screen.
  5. Engine Oil Life will now display on the i-MID (intelligent Multi-Information Display).
  6. Use the (-) to choose Yes, and then press SOURCE.
  7. Turn off the ignition. Start the engine to be sure the reset worked.

What Factors Impact Honda Oil Change Frequency?

Most auto experts suggest an oil change about every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, although you can refer to your Honda Civic owner’s manual for a more exact figure specific to your make and model. If your Honda Civic oil light is back on before you’re due for your next scheduled oil change, outside factors like the following may have caused early breakdown of your car’s oil.

  • Routine driving on dirt roads or dusty terrain
  • Towing or commercial use
  • Frequent off-roading

Watford City Drivers Trust Williston for Top-Notch Honda Service

Now that you’ve seen how to reset oil life on your Honda Civic, don’t stop there! Our friendly service team is here to answer your questions about how to clean leather car seats, how to change a car tire, how often to change a cabin air filter, Honda battery warranty coverageroutine service schedules, at-home auto maintenance, technology troubleshooting, and more. If you’re Dickinson or New Town-area Honda driver, check out our service specials to save on essential auto services.

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