How to Reset Oil Life on a Honda Civic

March 23rd, 2020 by


If you’re curious as to why your Honda Civic Oil Engine Indicator percent is low even after changing the oil, you may need to reset the Honda civic oil light. Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Take the trip from Union to the VIP Honda service center to learn more about how to reset oil lights on your Honda Civic or get a Honda Civic oil change to improve your Kenilworth and South Plainfield commute!

Steps to Resetting Honda Civic Oil Light

If you’re in need of and oil light reset for the Engine Oil Indicator of your new or used Honda Civic, follow these quick steps:

  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.

Alternatively, you can stop by VIP Honda or schedule a service appointment so our certified technicians do it for you as part of your regular Honda oil change. South Plainfield drivers can schedule Honda oil change services online.

What Affects Honda Civic Oil Life?

There are several factors that can affect your oil life. The Honda Maintenance Minder System controls the Engine Oil Indicator. However, there are other factors that can contribute to it. Engine load, temperature, number of miles traveled, how often you travel, and car speed can all change how regularly you need a new oil change. If your Honda Civic oil light appears, it’s time to make a trip to VIP Honda!

Get a Honda Civic Oil Change and More at VIP Honda!

Now that you know how to reset oil lights on your Honda Civic, you’re ready to get back on the road and keep moving. For more information on Honda Civic oil changes, oil light resets, and other valuable service tips, take the trip from Kenilworth to VIP Honda! We have a variety of service specials to make regular maintenance convenient and affordable. You can even learn more about the benefits of OEM parts. Contact us with any questions and to schedule your next Honda service appointment at our dealership near Kenilworth and Westfield!

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