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When to Change Oil on 2006 Honda Civic LX - The Car Will Tell You

Like most cars these days the 2006 Honda Civic LX will tell you when it is time to change the engine motor oil.  Regardless of what kind of car you own, changing your engine oil is one of the most important ways to maintain and prolong the life of your engine.   

The classic way checking is to keep a log book of what mileage you last had your oil changed, compare it to the recommended miles between each oil change as stated in your owner's manual and then change it again when your odometer hits that reading.  For example you changed your oil last at 10,000 miles, your owners manual says change every 6,000 miles, so therefore when your odometer hits 15,000 you should get another oil change. 

The other way of course is to follow the recommendation of the service station who changes your oil (they may post a sticker on the inside of your windshield) 

The best and easiest way I find to keep track is to let the car tell you.  On the 2006 Honda Civic LX, ( and I believe the DX, EX too) the car's dashboard will alert you when it is time to change the oil.  If you want to get an idea of how long you have to go until you need another change, follow these steps 

I also included a complete video below for your reference at the bottom of this post

Step 1 - Turn on The Ignition 

Turn your car on so that your dashboard lights up 

Step 2 -  The SEL RESET button 

Look for the "SEL RESET" button on your dashboard.   This is found  to the left of your steering wheel and the button sits almost to the far left of the dash. 

Step 3 - Look at Your Trip Odometer 

Look at your trip odometer on your dashboard just under the speedometer.   See it?  OK.... 

Step 4  - Press the SEL RESET Button 

Press the SEL RESET button until the trip odometer changes to read "Oil Life".   

Step 5 - Oil Life 

The rest is self explanatory.  If your oil life reads 100% it means that you have just changed your oil and your oil is 100% fresh (give or take). If you show 20%, you are getting close to time to change that oil.  When it is officially time to change your oil (I think around 10% or so) your cars dash will notify you that it is time to get it changed. 

Hope that helps. 

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