Can I wait (or go somewhere else) to get my brake fluid changed on my 45,000 mile 201 - 10th Gen Civic Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
skyhawk214's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 6
Can I wait (or go somewhere else) to get my brake fluid changed on my 45,000 mile 201

I bought the 10 year/100,000 mile service plan when I bought my 2016 Civic new three years ago. Today I had my oil and filter changed, but the tech came out and said that Honda recommends changing your brake fluid every three years, regardless of mileage, and they wanted $130 to do it. Can I go somewhere else to get it changed? Or will that void my warranty?
skyhawk214 is offline  
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
barenaked's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 202
It's rare when a warranty - original or extended - mandates where the car can be serviced. It's probably best that you consult the terms of the warranty, but for the most part you should be able to have the service performed at the facility of your choice. However, since you may have future concerns about warranty and whether the recommended services are performed, I recommend that you get the best possible documentation of the event that you can.

And, for what it's worth, the service is quite easy to perform yourself, providing that you have adequate facilities, tools, and knowledge. An evacuator can be had from a variety of sellers (including Amazon) for well under $50, the brake fluid costs $15 (I use synthetic DOT4 and I buy a quart bottle and a pint bottle), and it can be done in under an hour.

Finally, in case there was concern that this is a "scam" or a B.S. unnecessary service: I flush mine in both of my cars every two years, regardless of mileage. It is one of the most often overlooked maintenance services and I recommend that everyone has it done at a regular interval.


Just because you can does not mean that you should.
barenaked is online now  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 10th Gen Civic Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome