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ACCORD maintenance schedule?

edited November -1 in Repair and Maintenance
Where can I get a schedule for maintaining my newly purchased 2010 Honda Accord?. When I purchased my car the dealer told me that the indicators in the car would tell me, but I would like to know what the recommended maintenance schedule is for car. For example, for my 1991 Accord I had a schedule that said I needed to change the timing belt every 90K miles, etc.

Thanks.
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  • edited April 2011
    Where is your owners manual? The maintenance schedule should be listed in the manual. If you did not get an owners manual then go back to seller of the vehicle and ask for one.
  • edited April 2011
    The 4-cylinder doesn't have a timing belt. The V-6 does.

    I hope you're not telling us that Honda no longer includes a maintenance schedule in the owner's documentation.

    Please say it isn't so.
  • edited April 2011
    I dunno if Honda does what other manufacturers do and allow you to download maintenance schedules and owner manuals from their website
  • edited April 2011
    Okay guys, don't harass the OP; yet. The owner's manual would tell you to go with the maintenance minder. The MM is supposed to give you oil life left and also a number which would indicate which one of the other items listed in the manual you should go with. Like some number would be for oil change, plus ATF drain/refill, coolant change, etc.

    Not the best system IMHO, but that is what has happened due to drivers that do not want to open that small book in the glove box.

    By the way, probably the engine calls for 0W-20 synthetic oil with close to 10K oil change interval (or 12 months, whichever comes first. Most owners seem to go 7.5K and also do ATF drain at 30K, brake fluid change every 2 years and so on. So you get the picture.
  • edited April 2011
    You should have an owner's manual in your glove-box. Look there first. If there is not one there, go back to the dealer and get one. Or go to ANY Honda dealer and get one.

    I did find a link online that promises to provide a manual for your year and model.

    http://www.automanualonline.com/base/honda/accord/2010/2010-honda-accord-sedan-owners-manual/

    I didn't check it out. Likely you will just get sent to some advertisement. You might get access to a PDF of your car's manual.
  • edited April 2011
    Although this is certainly not as nice as having a handy list of things that need doing, you can at least work with it, I think...

    http://www.driverside.com/service-schedule/honda-accord_sdn-2010-30053-50094-0

    You just put in your mileage, and it'll give you a list of what's due...which may be handy if it's still a couple thousand away and you want to gather the parts first.
  • edited April 2011
    Increasingly the mfg'rs are building service reminders into the car's electronics. The lack of preventive maintenance info in the owner's manual is an issue. Dealer's routinely recommend excessive services, and without a maintenance schedule in a manual owner's have less information to differentiate a needed service from a bogus dealer upsell service.

    My latest car is an '04 so I haven't encountered this issue personally but if I were to buy a new car I'd make an effort to find a maintenance schedule for it. The manufacturer should publish a schedule on line at the very least.

    This is a consumer beware situation which will further erode customers trust of dealer recommended services. Automotive writers and experts like "Click and Clack" need to speak out on this issue to protect auto buying consumers.
  • edited April 2011
    Here is the normal scheduled mtc.
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    Maintenance Items.doc
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  • edited April 2011
    The OP just purchased a 2010 Accord but that does not mean that it's a new car. Most often, any used car has paperwork and manuals removed to prevent the new owner from finding out info about the prior owner, remove any references to any past problems, or whatever the case may be.

    You would be well advised to ignore the indicators in the car. By the time the car tells you something is wrong or needed it may be too late.
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