Honda puts them on there as a suggestion. The big maintenances are every 3 years because they want to replace most of the fluids in the vehicle and flush them, whether you drive it the recommended mileage or not.
I personally do the mileage maintenance for Normal Driving procedures.
I get my oil changes done at Jiffy Lube and do things like Air Filter and Wiper Blades myself and top off my fluids - just getting the cheapest oil lube and filter.
I recommend though that if you get something wrong with the civic, or a big yearly maintenance, bring it to Honda. I've probably done more damage to my car by bringing it to the garages around my area because they employ cheap, young techs that don't seem to have experience.
Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM