Nothing wrong with your approach, as long as 5K miles takes place inside a 12 month interval.I just do oil and filter every 5k miles. It's easy to keep track of and cheap insurance since these engines (and most DI engines) are known to have high fuel content in the oil and turbos can be pretty hard on oil. I'm surprised to see the MM hitting 4k for some, must have drastically different driving styles/commutes. Mine has been going 10k before triggering the MM. I do follow the MM for other maintenance items though except engine and cabin air filters, those I just inspect regularly and change when needed.
Was there an Owner's Manual with your V?.....just about everything you need to know about your V is in there.Hello and where do I find this Maintenance Minder? (Afraid to ask)
I have time off now so I felt like if it's every six months, then I'll bring in February and late July when I'm off
Yep, fairly different. Mine is 35 miles each way, all low traffic, divided highway at 70-75mph. Takes about 30-35 minutes.Mine pops up around 3,5 K. I wish I had 10k. My commute is Brooklyn to Manhattan 5 times a week making 26 miles( a day) round trip with more than an hour in traffic each way.
I've put 21k miles on my CR-V since last May so the 5k is well within a 12 month period. I do follow the OLM on my truck (GMC Canyon) though because it doesn't get driven much and it varies greatly so 5k could be a few months or a year depending on what all truck things I have going on at any given time.Nothing wrong with your approach, as long as 5K miles takes place inside a 12 month interval.
I am a poster child example for the MM doing it's job. I drive between 2500 and 3000 miles per year, almost all short trips in town. The MM pops at 15% for me at around 2700 miles or 12 months. Specifically.... the first oil change popped for me one week before my one year of ownership (2600 miles). My second oil change popped for me at 2860 miles (11 months after my prior oil change).
I make this comment to convey two things to other owners in the context of this thread:
1) The MM works really well on the gen5 CRVs.. in terms of tracking oil life based on actual operating factors (rather then just mileage, like in the old days of MMs in CRVs).
2) There is NO magic number of miles that = right time to change oil.
I've owned Hondas since 1981. Currently 2014 CRV. Proficient in engine building as well. My preference has always been to exceed manufacturer recommendations. I pamper my engines. City driving is harder on a engine than open road/freeway/expressway. I recommend using a top synthetic, changing at 5k intervals, new filter each time. I used to use racing application synthetic later finding other more common synth's do fine. Engine oil is its lifeblood. Happy motoring!Hello! I am a relatively new car owner and I want to keep my 2017 EX-L in great shape. The oil was changed 6 months ago, or about 4,000 miles ago. We live in Brooklyn, so it doesn't get lots of commuting mileage, so should I plan to get the oil changed every six months or every x miles? Should I request to have the filter changed as well? We bought the car last August from a NJ dealership.
I think others here have noted to change the oil filter every oil change. Why?Once a year, or when the car tells you to. Technically, it only needs a filter every other change.