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Hi Folks, Please school me on my 2011 CR-V! I purchased it from the original owner, and it has 96k miles. The service records came with the car, and it appears the oil was charged evey 3000 miles, but that's about it.
What should I do at this point as far as maintenance? Anything I should be looking for or anticipating? I appreciate any input you folks have!
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Your car has a Maintenance Minder that tells when Honda's recommended service intervals come up. You can 'interrogate' the MM to see what is coming up next. Look in your owner's manual (the steps vary across the years).

If you don't have a manual you can get it at the Honda Ownerlink Honda Owners Site | Tips, Tools & Benefits for Honda Owners

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There are a LOT of 100K-mile maintenance questions here, do an Advanced Search. Many (including me) say to plan on doing ANY maintenance you don't have a record of, when buying a used car.

100 - 110K maintenance includes ATF, coolant, spark plugs, and rear differential fluids. Brake fluid has a 3 year replacement interval (regardless of miles). Engine air and cabin air filters need to be inspected. We alway recommend a valve lash adjustment about that time, too.

If you live in northern climates, a yearly "brake service" prevents corrosion in the caliper/pad mechanisms.

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If you do routine maintenance yourself, all these things can be done cheaply. If you don't wrench yourself, find an independent Honda repair specialist who will know the benefit of using the correct parts & fluids. They will be a lot cheaper than a dealer.


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welcome to the site. I'll be getting a 2010 crv sometime soon.

Carbuff2 is right, change those items then start following the maintenance minder as the various codes come up.

Factory-fill coolant is good for 10 years, refills (with Honda type 2) are good for 5.

I would recommend doing a "3x3" (drain x fill) on the ATF. It's as easy as changing the oil. Drain it, refill, drive for a few days/weeks, repeat two more times. This gets most of the old fluid out. If it's an AWD car, just drain & fill the rear differential once, with Honda's Dual Pump Fluid 2.
 

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Many (including me) say to plan on doing ANY maintenance you don't have a record of, when buying a used car.
I agree--it is easier to start fresh and not have to guess at how old the existing fluids are. I did this on both of our '09s when I got them, but spread it out over the course of a month or two since I did the work myself. After a Bosch spark plug ruined the cylinder head in our Civic (the insulator shattered inside the cylinder), the first thing I do is check to make sure there are NGK (or Denso) plugs in a Honda engine. I used all Honda fluids except for the engine oil. Since the transmissions both shift like butter and the fluid looked healthy in both, I've only done a 1X drain and fill when needed. I do change it more often than recommended just to play it safe. $25 in fluid every couple of oil changes is cheaper than a transmission repair.
 

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I just bought a pristine 1 owner 2011 SE AWD with 45k miles. Carfax shows 41 service records at the Honda dealer I bought it from. They said the 1st owner brought it in every 3 months regardless of the mileage. Outside of car wash swirls on its black paint, its like new. The dealer installed new Continental tires. Loving it so far! Enjoy yours!
 
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