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Acura A1 Service

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What Does Acura Service A1 Mean?

When Acura vehicles display codes A1, it’s letting you know it’s time for a service. 

Here’s how you can decode it: 

  • A: You’re due for an oil change 
  • 1: Tires need rotating 

As an Acura owner, the Maintenance Minder system alerts you when it’s time for a multi point inspection. This system comes with several new Acura models, like the Acura MDX. However, there are various codes and subcodes, so if you’re unsure what one means, you can find these codes in your owner’s manual.

How To Fix an Acura A1 Code?

1. Time for an Oil Change 

It’s the oil’s job to keep your engine running efficiently by lubricating, cooling, and cleaning its components. However, if it’s been a while since your last schedule service, your engine can suffer from excessive wear, reducing its lifespan. 

As such, taking your Acura in to change engine oil soon after receiving a service notification is essential.

Although Acura recommends genuine Acura motor oil, using a new inventory of conventional or fully synthetic oil is also fine, provided, it matches the viscosity indicated in your owner’s manual. 

2. Rotate Your Tires for Improved Life 

It’s also vital to inspect tire condition since different positions on your car can subject your tires to different stresses. Rotating them can help prevent premature tire failure, improve fuel economy, and offer a more comfortable ride. 

While you should inspect tire condition regularly, it’s best to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles.

Additional Tips To Keep Your Acura Running Smoothly

Whether you own an Acura MDX or any other model, your service consultant should perform the following inspections and replacements to keep your car running smoothly for years: 

  • Change engine oil filter regularly 
  • Inspect brake component 
  • Measure brake lining wear and tear
  • Insect underside for any damage 
  • Insect suspension components 
  • Inspect seat belts for wear
  • Replace engine air filter 
  • Replace engine coolant

When to Get an Acura service?

Fortunately, as an Acura owner, the Maintenance Minder system will let you know when it’s time for a service. That said, it’s a good idea to schedule service appointments for an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles and rotate your tires along with it.

However, other factors can affect when to book service hours for your Acura vehicles, including: 

  • Mileage
  • Environmental conditions
  • How old your car is (older cars tend to require more frequent maintenance than new vehicles)
  • Driving habits

Get an Acura Service from RepairSmith

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Why not opt for extra convenience and book an appointment with RepairSmith

We’ll perform a comprehensive multi point inspection directly from your driveway. We’re available 7 days a week and will use genuine Acura parts for that extra peace of mind. We also provide a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty on all covered services performed by our expert mechanics.

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