On vehicles with an oil change light, an oil change is needed when the light remains on after startup. It's best to schedule the oil change within one to two weeks. If you primarily do highway driving, you have a little more breathing room than city driving.
Thereof, why does my car says maintenance required?
Toyota Maintenance Required Light. This light comes on to remind you to change your oil. It comes on 5,000 miles after the last time it was reset.
How do I turn off the maintenance required light on my Honda?
Better directions would be the following:
- Start with the car off.
- Insert the key but do not turn it (LOCK (0) position).
- Press and hold the trip button.
- While holding the button turn the key to the (ON (II) position).
- Continue holding the button until indicator resets (about 10 seconds).
How many miles can you drive when you need an oil change?
What's funny—in the aggravating, drive-you-crazy way—is that you can even bring your car into a dealership to get an oil change, and a worker there will put the same 3,000-mile warning sticker on your car, knowing full well that the vehicle in question only needs oil changes every 5,000 or 6,000 miles.