What are the Honda Services Codes?


Honda is big at A+ Japanese Auto Repair

We deal in ten different Japanese brands at A+ Japanese Auto Repair. One of the most loved brands is Honda! We find them to be very reliable cars if you keep up with the proper maintenance, which is why we recommend them to first-time Japanese car buyers.




What do the Honda Service Codes mean?

Honda’s manufacturer-suggested maintenance is for every 5,000 miles. There are plenty of engine codes to learn surrounding the engine messages of a Honda. Here’s what the service recommendations mean:


Service A is the simple act of replacing the engine oil. Just draining and refilling, nothing more.


Service B is all the little things that can cause trouble when left unchecked: replacing the oil filter, a brake inspection, and anything else your owner’s manual deems to be significant at 5,000 miles. 


Service 1 means rotating the tires and verifying the tire pressure and the condition of your tires. (And don’t forget your spare tire.)


Service 2 is about replacing the air filter (or air cleaner element), inspecting the drive belt, and replacing the dust and pollen filter.


Service 3 replaces transmission fluid and transfer fluid (if equipped).


Service 4 includes replacing the spark plugs, installing a new timing belt (if equipped), inspecting the water pump, and inspecting the valve clearance.


Service 5 replaces the engine coolant.


Service 6 is for the differential coolant (if equipped).


The Honda Service Codes mix and match for different issues

The service codes are paired together with the needs your Honda currently has. One letter code paired with a second number code, or multiple codes, tells a bigger story about what your Honda needs.


For instance, if your Honda’s codes are indicating the time has come for some general service, like replacing your Honda’s oil filter and checking the brakes... but it is also the time to replace the spark plugs and install a new timing belt, as well as check your water pump... that’s exactly what a B4 Code means on a Honda!


If your Honda is giving you cause to worry, schedule an appointment today at A+ Japanese Auto Repair. We are conveniently located at 780 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for news, updates, and specials!

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