2012 Acura MDX Maintenance Schedule

2012 Acura MDX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Acura MDX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Acura MDX

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Acura MDX?

Your Guide to 2012 Acura MDX Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Acura MDX to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your MDX could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get MDX maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2012 Acura MDX maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Acura, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your MDX perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Acura MDX problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Acura MDX

Bring your 2012 Acura MDX to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your MDX's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2012 Acura MDX be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Acura MDX battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty MDX) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Acura MDX could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Acura MDX running newer, longer. See Acura's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 MDX in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Acura MDX.

Maintaining your Acura MDX steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Acura MDX steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Acura MDX's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Acura MDX maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Acura MDX engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Acura MDX radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Acura MDX maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2012 Acura MDX Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Acura MDX. Get answers to common Acura MDX maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Acura MDX? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Acura MDX? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Acura MDX engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Acura? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Acura MDX to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Acura MDX

Take care of your Acura MDX and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.