Simply put, a maintenance schedule is a layout of services your Honda Pilot will need when it reaches certain mileage intervals. The schedule will not only let you know what services need to be performed at what mileage point, but also explain what they do. This way, you’ll know what to expect throughout the life of your Pilot.
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your Honda Pilot will last a long time is by keeping up with its maintenance schedule. It’s important that you know not only what the schedule entails, but how important all the services are to preserving the life of your car. Keeping your car maintained also means that in the long run you’re saving money.
If you were to delay getting your car serviced, it could lead to bigger problems, which likely would lead to more expensive repairs. Making sure your car is serviced properly can also increase its resale value when/if you decide you want to sell it. Case in point, it would greatly behoove you to make sure you’re on top of taking care of your car.
Many of the services you’ll find in the maintenance schedule of your Honda Pilot are routine. These include oil changes, brake system checks, tire rotations, and more. You’ll need to have these services performed periodically throughout your car’s life. These days, cars are dialed in enough to let you know when they need service.
Either a light will illuminate on your dashboard, or an image will pop up on your car’s LCD touchscreen (if it’s a newer model) to let you know it needs to be taken care of. So, most of the time you won’t need to guess when you need to bring it in.
Honda has made it easier than ever to stay on top of your maintenance schedule, thanks to the Maintenance Minder System. This uses your car’s computer system to keep track of speed, engine temperature, and oil percentage, all designed to tell you when you need your oil changed. When your engine oil reaches 15 percent, the system will alert you.
You can check the status of your engine’s oil by using the computer system in your Honda Pilot. Once your oil is changed, the system will reset itself and your oil percentage will go back up to 100. There are two sets of codes to look out for on the Maintenance Minder System: Main Codes and Sub Codes.
Main Codes are labeled “A” and “B”, and Sub Codes are listed 1 through 7. They all have different meanings.