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Maintenance Minder & Repair | Friendly Acura

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The technicians in the Friendly Acura Service Department are maintenance and repair experts, which makes it easy for you to keep your vehicle safe and operating at peak performance on the road.

Acura cars are equipped with a maintenance minder system. This monitoring system automatically reads sensors to alert Acura owners of a recommended factory maintenance schedule.

The maintenance minder system protects your vehicle because it:

  • Preserves warranty coverage
  • Keeps your Acura running in peak performance
  • Helps avoid unexpected and costly repairs
  • Indicates Service according to Acura Maintenance Schedule


The maintenance minder found in Acura vehicles monitors a number of variables to determine when the time is right for you to bring your Acura in for a Genuine Acura oil change.

When remaining service life of your engine reaches 15%, you will be alerted on your dashboard by a “SERVICE DUE SOON” message. Along with this message, a letter (A or B) indicating the required service type will appear.

NOTE: The oil percentage number display on your Acura’s Maintenance Minder is an indication of oil LIFE, not oil LEVEL.

Depending on the mileage at the time of your required oil change, additional required maintenance items indicated by numeric sub symbols (1 to 6) will also appear. These sub symbols are accumulated between oil change intervals in order to make it convenient for you to properly maintain your Acura.

Having your vehicle’s maintenance, service, and repairs done at Friendly Acura ensures that factory-trained technicians will use Genuine Acura Parts to complete the job.

Maintenance Minder & Repair | Friendly Acura


If the yellow wrench icon appears on your Acura’s dashboard, it is a notification of an upcoming recommended service interval. By 2007, all new Acura models were equipped with a maintenance minder system to take the guesswork out of servicing your vehicle. It uses sensor readings, as well as mileage, driving conditions and other factors to calculate when an oil change or service needs to be performed.

Maintenance Minder & Repair | Friendly Acura


If it has been 12 months or more since your Maintenance Minder Light has appeared on your dashboard, please visit our Acura Service Center soon for your 1-year scheduled Oil & Filter Service to keep your Acura running like new!

So if your Maintenance Minder lights up, you can make a service appointment online today. Or you can call the Friendly Acura Service Department at 845-343-5911 with any questions.



Maintenance Minder & Repair | Friendly Acura


Type A Service:

  • Replace engine oil and filter

(Air and pollen filters extra)

Type B Service:

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Service front and rear brakes
  • Inspect parking brake adjustment
  • Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
  • Inspect suspension components
  • Inspect driveshaft boots
  • Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
  • Rotate tires, inspect for wear and adjust pressure
  • Check all fluid levels and condition, and check for leaks
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect fuel lines and connections

(Air and pollen filters extra)

Type B Service: Includes engine oil and filter change, brake service, and comprehensive chassis inspections. It may be accompanied by displayed sub items indicating other maintenance is due.

Brake System: All brake components and friction materials are inspected for wear and deterioration, then serviced to remove accumulation of debris and corrosion and to replenish lubricants that deteriorate with time and use. Parking brake to be adjusted if necessary.

Chassis Inspection: The suspension, steering, brake hydraulic system, driveline, exhaust system, and fuel systems are inspected for wear, damage, or irregularities that may require attention.


1 Service:

  • Rotate tires, inspect for wear, and adjust pressure. Includes brake inspection

2 Service:

  • Replace air cleaner elements
  • Replace dust and pollen filter

3 Service:

  • Replace transmission fluid
    –  Replacement is necessary to maintain proper operation and protection against wear.
  • Replace transfer case fluid (4WD)
    –  Replacement is necessary to maintain proper operation and protection against wear.

4 Service:

  • Replace spark plugs
    –  Replacement is necessary to maintain smooth engine power delivery, fuel efficiency, and low exhaust emissions.
  • Inspect valve clearance
    –  Improper clearance can affect engine performance and efficiency and may cause abnormal noise.
  • Replace timing belt
    –  The timing belt gradually wears and deteriorates and must be replaced to avoid failure and/or severe engine damage. Timing belt, water pump, accessory belts, and coolant are included; timing belt tensioner is not included.

5 Service:

  • Replace engine coolant

6 Service:

  • Replace rear differential fluid
    –  Must be replaced when indicated to prevent wear and damage to internal components.
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