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Honda A1 Service

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What Does Honda A1 Service Mean?

The Honda service A1 code is a function of your Honda Maintenance Minder system — which helps you know when your Honda car needs a particular service. 

The A1 service code means:

  • A = Replace the engine oil and filter
  • 1 = Rotate the tires, check tire pressure and condition 

This applies to all Honda Motor Company models – be it a Honda Civic, Honda Accord, or some other one.

According to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, A1 means your Honda car needs an engine oil change, and the tires require rotation and general checking.

The Honda Maintenance Minder will also inform you about your engine oil life via a percentage. At 15%, it’ll turn on the Maintenance Minder light.

How Do You Fix a Honda A1 Service Code?

1. Get an Oil and Filter Change for Sustained Lubrication

Your engine oil life doesn’t last forever. As the miles go by, engine oil breaks down and loses efficiency. 

An oil change keeps your Honda engine lubricated, drawing away heat so it remains cool and smooth running. Changing the oil filter ensures your engine oil stays clean. Smooth engine functioning equates to good fuel economy and avoiding expensive repairs for your Honda vehicle. 

If you don’t change your motor oil, your engine may eventually overheat, blow a gasket or seize up. None of these situations are favorable, and all can potentially create a massive dent in your wallet. 

2. Do Tire Rotation for Improved Tread Life

Rotating your tires means moving the tires from one position on the vehicle to another, typically from front to back or in a crisscross pattern. 

Why?
As you drive, the tires on the front and rear of your Honda vehicle experience different amounts of pressure and wear. The front tires often wear more quickly because they bear the engine’s weight, handle steering forces, and endure braking forces

Tire rotation allows treads to wear more evenly, extending the overall lifespan of the tires. Doing this also helps you maintain balanced tread depth, ensuring consistent performance and handling.

When Should You Get a Honda A1 Service?

The Honda Maintenance Minder alerts you when you need it, but in general, an oil change and tire rotation service is required every 5,000 to 7,500 miles

However, other factors can shorten a Honda A1 service interval, like:

  • Frequent heavy towing
  • Excessive off-roading
  • Racing, especially with a non-racing vehicle
  • Extreme weather conditions

Get a Honda Service from RepairSmith

The Honda Maintenance Minder system was designed to help you keep your vehicle in peak condition while saving time and money. 

But to help you save even more time, why not schedule service with RepairSmith

We can handle your Honda A1 routine service right in your driveway.

Our expert mobile mechanics are available 7 days a week, and any repair by us is covered by a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty. Contact us for a free quote and schedule your Honda service, and we’ll send our mechanic to deal with your oil change and tire rotation ASAP. 

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