Are You supposed to change the oil the first 1500 miles or wait till it tells you?

295

Asked by Jun 08, 2008 at 11:38 PM about the 2008 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told that you are supposed to change the oil at the first 1500 miles because that is th break in period and there is metal shards in the oil resevoir that a magnet collects is this true?

1 Answer

520

well most people dont do this, however, if i buy a new car i change the filter at about 1000 miles and then change the oil at 2000 (2000 miles is my change interval on my good cars 3000 on my hiway car) it is true that the 1st oil change is the most critical but you need to keep the "break in oil" came from the factory.. in it till 3000 miles, it helps to seat the rings, just change the filter with a good name brand filter, preferably a honda filter. and top of the oil with what is recommended, it should take less than 1/2 qt.. this is how i have treated race engines i have built and new vehicles i have purchased, i never had one blow up. hope this helped

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,120
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,097 Great Deals out of 65,586 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
888 Great Deals out of 59,738 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Civic Coupe
165 Great Deals out of 12,710 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Camry
927 Great Deals out of 89,696 listings starting at $300
Used Nissan Altima
1,078 Great Deals out of 78,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
719 Great Deals out of 58,757 listings starting at $999
Used Mazda MAZDA3
369 Great Deals out of 26,495 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Elantra
606 Great Deals out of 50,664 listings starting at $1,780
Used Ford Mustang
556 Great Deals out of 36,486 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,037 Great Deals out of 33,511 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord Coupe
161 Great Deals out of 7,368 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
738 Great Deals out of 57,246 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Tacoma
663 Great Deals out of 45,566 listings starting at $2,700
Used Hyundai Sonata
793 Great Deals out of 54,294 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic LX For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 10,068 listings starting at $12,991
2016 Honda Civic LX For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,267 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Honda Civic LX For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,411 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 3,207 listings starting at $7,489
2013 Honda Civic LX For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 853 listings starting at $6,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.