Do you own one of the 8.3 million Honda Civics that have been sold in America since 1972? More specifically, do you own a Honda Civic DX, LX, HF, EX, EX-L, or Si that is nearing the 100,000-mile mark? If you do, you’re not alone. Civics just don’t die. Properly maintained you can get 250,000 miles out of these amazing compacts and that’s one of the reasons that they are the second most popular used compact under $10k sold in the U.S.
Still, there’s something special, and maybe a little scary, about reaching 100,000 miles on your ride. Scary because you start wondering what’s going to break. Are you going to be nickel and dimed to death with failed sensors, starters, belts, or one of the hundreds of parts that a Honda Civic needs to operate safely?
If you bought your Honda Civic new and you’re coming up on 100,000 miles, then you already know the value of staying on top of scheduled maintenance. If you bought your Civic used, you may be wondering just what is involved in a 100,000-mile inspection and service. Actually, with the Honda Civic, the scheduled service is set for 120,000 miles so confident Honda is in its product.
What’s Involved in a 120,000 Mile Inspection and Service for My Honda Civic?
If you still have your owner’s manual, you can find the inspection and service points for your Honda Civic’s 120,000-mile inspection. Unfortunately, Honda combined the inspection points for every make and model they built in your model year making the spec sheet confusing to read. We suggest you pull up the Openbay app and click on Scheduled Maintenance Tool to get an easy to read list of inspection points. You can also use it to get real-time quotes for the service from qualified mechanics near you.
Just a reminder, staying up to date on maintenance is way less expensive than dealing with a failure later on. Here’s a quick chart to show what we mean:
So, are you ready for a preview of services and costs?
Example of a 120,000 Mile Inspection and Cost for a Honda Pilot
(Note: costs are estimates and will vary depending on your location. Use the Openbay app to get a real-time quote from a qualified shop near you)
Inspection Point Checklist – $190 – $215 (Labor pricing only)
- Brakes, brake lines, hoses & connections
- Drive belts, boots, seals, and driveshaft
- Fuel lines, hoses & connections
- Steering, suspension, tie rods ends
- Parking brake
- Water pump
- Air filters
- Rotate tires and check the air pressure
- Check spark plugs
- Exhaust system
Replace the following (price includes parts and labor):
- Air filter – $30 – $35 (if necessary)
- Cabin air filter – $17 – $20 (if necessary)
- Transmission fluid – $37 – $65
- Brake fluid – $60 – $75
- Coolant – $60 – $85
- Engine oil and filter – $34 – $65
- Timing belt – $205 – $230 (if necessary)
- Spark plugs – $95 – $120 (if necessary)
- Lubricate throttle linkage – $20 – $30 (if necessary)
So there you have it, what services will be performed and an estimate of the cost.
Next step: Find a trustworthy, certified local automotive technician to service your Honda Pilot. Use Openbay to compare instant pricing for your 120,000-mile service from top repair shops in your neighborhood.