How to Reset Oil Life On A Honda Civic

If you’ve just gotten back on Walla Walla and Tri-Cities roads after having your oil changes, but still notice that your Honda Civic’s Engine Oil Indicator percent is low, then it must be reset. While this should normally be done along with your oil change, this is an easy fix that can be done at home as well. Learn more about how to reset oil life on a Honda Civic with the help of the service professionals at Walla Walla Valley Honda!

How to Reset a Honda Civic Oil Light in Six Steps

Whether you have to reset your Honda Civic oil light after changing your oil at home by yourself or are curious as to how the experts do it, here are six simple steps on how it’s done:

  1. Turn on the ignition (one position before starting the engine). 
  2. Using the left-hand-side controls on the steering wheel, press Menu and look at the menu screen. 
  3. Use (+) to choose Vehicle Information, then hit the SOURCE button. 
  4. Press SOURCE once more to visit the Maintenance screen. You’ll see the engine oil life on the i-MID (intelligent Multi-Information Display). 
  5. Use the (-) to choose Yes, then press SOURCE. 
  6. Turn off the ignition, then start the engine to make sure the reset worked. 

What Factors Impact My Honda Civic Oil Life? 

We all know that oil is essential to the proper function of our Civic, but what factors can impact the life of our oil? While the Honda Maintenance Minder System manages the Engine Oil Indicator as well as other important dashboard lights and indicators, things like engine load and temperature, mileage, and car and engine speed can all affect your oil life. If your Honda Civic oil light flashes before your next oil change, this can mean that the oil’s additives are breaking down and you should seek maintenance soon. 

Save On Your Next Oil Change at Walla Walla Valley Honda

Now that you know a little more about how to reset a Honda Civic oil light, you can check out more helpful service tips and tricks from the maintenance experts at Walla Walla Valley Honda such as how to check coolant levels or tire tread depth, and how to get rid of car mold. You can even check out our wide range of service specials to save on your next visit and ensure your vehicle is up to date. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our service center near Kennewick!

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