1997 Honda Civic Maintenance

1997 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Honda Civic? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 Honda Civic

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 Honda Civic?

Your Guide to 1997 Honda Civic Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Honda Civic, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Civic. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Civic maintenance. Just follow your 1997 Honda Civic maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Honda themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Civic perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 Honda Civic problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Honda Civic

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1997 Honda Civic and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Civic’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1997 Honda Civic. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Honda Civic battery. 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 Civic) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Honda Civic could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1997 Honda Civic's engine run smoother. See Honda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 Civic 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1997 Honda Civic? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Honda Civic steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Honda Civic steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Honda Civic's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Honda Civic maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Honda Civic cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Honda Civic radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1997 Honda Civic maintenance and repairs.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1997 Honda Civic. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Honda today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Honda Civic. Get answers to common Honda Civic maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Honda Civic? You know your Honda Civic better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Honda Civic need high mileage oil? 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 Honda Civic engines.
  • Can Honda dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Honda Civic to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Honda Civic

Your Honda Civic isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.