Quarterly Ownership Cost of's Honda Civic


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We’re also keeping an eye on the oil life monitor that notifies us of the Civic’s first service. Currently, there’s 40% oil life remaining; the onboard maintenance minder alerts us at 15%. At that time we should be due for an oil change, tire rotation and inspection, according to the owner’s manual. The first service will be an out-of-pocket expense.


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