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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Honda Civic: First Dealer Service

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

As our 2016 Honda Civic approached 7,500 miles on its odometer, a notification appeared in the car's gauge cluster driver information display: an "A1" service was going to be needed soon. In Honda-speak, this is an oil change and tire rotation.

I booked an appointment at my local Honda dealer to get it taken care of.

A few days later, I showed up at Clawson Honda in Fresno, CA. My advisor, Andrew, entered our Civic's information. It turned out that Honda had also issued a recall notice regarding our Touring model's 10-speaker sound system. The amplifier needed to be reprogrammed, apparently. Andrew said it wouldn't take long so I approved that in addition to the oil change and tire rotation.

I hung out in Clawson's decidedly clean and upscale waiting area. About two hours later, the Civic was ready to go. Four quarts of 0W-20 oil, an oil filter, labor and various fees set us back $69.95. The Civic's sound system didn't sound any different than before, but I'll assume it's now pumping out tunes in true high fidelity.

Days out of service: 0
Total cost: $69.95

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,614 miles

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