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Acura Service Maintenance Guide

Dec 29, 2013

Acura Service Maintenance Guide*

In order to extend the life of your vehicle and it’s parts and to ensure your safety, it is essential to take the very best care of it by closely following the manufacturer’s service guide schedule.  Simple service tasks such as changing the oil and oil filter, rotating tires and fluid and spark plug maintenance can not only help keep your car or truck performing at it’s best, it can also help maximize fuel efficiency.  The following guide is the general vehicle service interval schedule as provided by the manufacturer, and may vary slightly from model to model, and year to year.  

Vehicle Models: Acura ILX, Acura TSX, Acura TSX Sport Wagon, Acura RLX, Acura RDX, Acura MDX, Acura ZDX

For your convenience, print this schedule and use it as a checklist to help keep up on your Acura maintenance and care.  

 

Vehicle Interval Service Schedule by Mileage

 

Maintenance Minder A – 7,500 Miles

  • Replace engine oil*
  • *: If the message "SERVICE DUE NOW" does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year.
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder B – 15,000 Miles

  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Inspect front and rear brakes
  • Check parking brake adjustment
  • Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
  • Inspect suspension components
  • Inspect driveshaft boots
  • Inspect brake hoses and line (including ABS/VSA)
  • Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
  • Inspect exhaust system#
  • Inspect fuel lines and connections#
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 1 – 30,000 Miles

  • Rotate tires
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 2 – 45,000 Miles

  • Replace air cleaner element
    If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
  • Replace dust and pollen filter
    If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel-powered vehicles, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
  • Inspect drive belt
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 3 – 60,000 Miles

  • Replace transmission and transfer fluid
    Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher transmission and transfer temperatures.
    This requires transmission and transfer fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission and transfer fluid changed at 60,000 miles (100,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 4 – 75,000 Miles

  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace timing belt and inspect water pump
    If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110°F, 43°C), or in very low temperatures (under -20°F, -29°C), replace every 60,000 mile (U.S.)/100,000 km (Canada)
  • Inspect valve clearance
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

Maintenance Minder 5 – 90,000 Miles

  • Replace engine coolant
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

 

Maintenance Minder 6 – 120,000 Miles

  • Replace rear differential fluid
    Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher level of mechanical (shear) stress to fluid. This requires differential fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the differential fluid changed at 7,500 miles (12,000 km), then every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
  • Independent of the Maintenance Minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years.
  • Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km).
  • Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy.

 

 

*The information presented on this site has been referenced from Volvo and should be used as a general reference guide.  The information may change or be updated throughout the year or vary for individual years, makes and models of vehicles.  Reliance upon the information on this site creates no liability for Carponets, its employees, representatives or agents. Please refer to the Volvo’s corporate website for more information on their schedule maintenance guides. 

Acura. "Vehicle Service Schedule." Owner’s Manuel 2012. Web. 02 Aug. 2013.

 

 

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