HI,I got my new Honda City Yesterday,wanted to know when the first oil change should be carried out ?I mean the engine oil from the factory should be replace after how much kilometers ?I have heard it is done before the normal oil change.
1000 KM or 1 month This should be your first oil change
Honda suggests 5000km but first oil change must be after 1000 km I change it on 1500
Don't change your oil early as factory filled oil is mixed up with special additives which help to protect your engine during initial wear tear. If you replace that special oil with ordinary Honda oil which is not designed for that excessive wear during your vehicle's break in period then you will definitely damage your engine upto some extent. Just follow your manufacturer instructions manual which is 5000 km or 3 months. Don't you think if replacing that engine oil was meant too early upto 1000 km they will definitely mention it on owner manual cuz they know better.
thats true,i have confirmed from mechanics @honda and they have also said the same i-e between 3000-5000 kms .
If you have money to drain, go for oil change at 1000 km. It is not required at all. You have to change oil at 5000 km.
Just follow the schedule in owner's manual.
Actually the manual says 5000km or three months whichever comes first. I got first oil change on my second inspection which is after three months of receiving your car and by than I had only driven my car 1500kms