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The Honda Civic is a sporty and reliable car with lots of features. To show drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City how to keep it in good shape and use some of those features, Arrowhead Honda put together this guide to some of the most important information in the Honda Civic manual.  Contact us today for more information.

Honda Civic Dashboard Lights

Dashboard Lights

When you get behind the wheel of the Honda Civic, all it takes to hit the road is the push of a button. Once you start the engine, you’ll see lots of icons flash up on the instrument cluster. While they’ll usually switch off right away, it’s good to know what some of the icons mean in case they remain on. Some dashboard lights to look out for in the Honda Civic Manual include:

  • Malfunction Indication Lamp (aka Check Engine) – This yellow light looks like your engine and may signal that there’s a problem with the emissions control system. A loose fuel cap can also cause it to come on, so try tightening the cap before scheduling service.
  • Anti-lock Brake System – The letters ABS inside a yellow circle mean that there’s a problem with this system. It’s still safe to drive using your regular brakes but schedule service as soon as possible.
  • 12-Volt Battery Charging System – If there’s ever a problem with your car batter, either it can’t charge or its dying and needs to be replaced, you’ll see a red light that looks like your car battery.
  • Low Oil Pressure – A red light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can means you’re overdue for an oil change. Continuing to drive with low or old oil can cause problems for your engine.
  • Brake System – When the word BRAKE appears in red, it means that your main brake system has a problem. Do not continue driving with faulty brakes.

Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

Vehicle Maintenance

The Honda Civic also uses the instrument cluster to tell you when it’s time for your car’s routine maintenance. Occasionally you’ll see maintenance codes pop up. These are broken up into main items and sub items.

For example, the letter A means it’s time for an oil change, while A1 is a sign that you need new oil and to get your tires rotated. The B code builds on this by reminding you that you need to get parts like the exhaust system, brakes, and fuel lines inspected. A code like B4 adds more to your inspection like replacing the spark plugs.

Regardless of the maintenance code that comes up or how long it’s been since your car last went in for maintenance, it’s recommended that you get new brake fluid every three years.

Honda Civic Infotainment System

The Honda Civic offers a 7-inch touchscreen for the center of your dashboard. This is the home of your infotainment system. It’s compatible with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™. There are two columns on the home screen to help you sync your smartphone, make calls, and get directions from the navigation system.

Main Menu
Smartphone ConnectionApp List

While these allow you to quickly switch from making a phone call to selecting music to entering a destination, you’ll find there a few ways to control the system. Next to the screen, just above the volume dial, you’ll see buttons for the home screen, map, audio, and phone. Plus, with available voice control, you can switch between features without even taking your hands off the wheel.  To get more information, reference our Honda Civic manual.

Honda Civic Manual – Learn More

To learn more about the Honda Civic owner’s manual, contact Arrowhead Honda or visit our service center. Whether it’s taking care of your routine maintenance, fixing or replacing parts, or showing you how to get the most of your car’s infotainment system, we strive to help drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise.