Factory recommended service intervals

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Eye In The Sky, May 12, 2007.

  1. Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!

    The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
    MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
    However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
    intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
    recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.

    My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
    generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
    does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.

    So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
    for their vehicles??
    Eye In The Sky, May 12, 2007
  2. Can't imagine it. Are you sure the dealer didn't use a razor blade to
    cut the pages out?
    Gordon McGrew, May 12, 2007
  3. Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual for
    the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my surprise to
    see it noted as "recommended only."

    Michael Pardee, May 12, 2007
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    tww1491 Guest

    My 06 Accord I4 coupe has recommended service based on the maintenance
    minder -- A or B service. That service is specified in terms of what is
    needed. Your owner's manual should have that information.
    tww1491, May 12, 2007
  5. Hell, I still haven't found the officially specified timing belt change
    for either my '82 or '83 Civic though I'm convinced that it should be
    every 60K.

    Grumpy AuContraire, May 13, 2007
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    jim beam Guest

    you still get belts for that ok?
    jim beam, May 13, 2007

  7. Sure do.

    In fact, parts are incredibly cheap for the most part as I like to
    maintain a certain amount of "stock" for future usage. I just scored a
    set of new strut catridges on eBay for a mere $14.99...

    Grumpy AuContraire, May 13, 2007
  8. Honda started specifying the 60K interval in the mid '80s but made it
    a retroactive recommendation for earlier models as well.
    Gordon McGrew, May 13, 2007
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    Eric Guest

    That's because the '84-5 Civics used a new belt design than the earlier
    Civics and it was failing early. Honda later redesigned the belt and fixed
    the problem.

    Eric, May 13, 2007
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