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Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Old 12-26-2006   #1  
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Ok, so since i've had my civic it's been almost 3,000 miles (right now its just above 71,000) so what is everything i will need to change? Also, should i do it myself (never had before but i probably could) or should i just bring it to a place that will do it for $30? I have no idea what the place used that i got it from and it didn't come with a manual. Oil, trans fluid, etc?

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you obviously needa take it to the place....dont do it urself...cuz u kinda dont know what ur talking about...

if ur vic only has 7k miles, all u need is an oil change....its pretty easy, but its a challenge to people who dont know what they're talking about.... =]

trans. fluid is not needed to be changed.
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at $71,000, $30 isnt going to cut it. an oil change to begine with $10-$15.
tranny fluid change with honda ATF ( or manaul fluid if a manaul) $20-$40.
air filter $10
spark plugs (good ones) $30-$40.
brake fluid change $5 yourself with help or $30-$100 for a shop.

basically if you do stuff yourself you pay the cost of the fluid. a shop is going to charge the labor. but if you take it in, look to spend at least $100.
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^also check ur brake pads
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Also, i just bought it from a dealer and it was fully serviced (new tires and everything) so that's almost 3k on all new stuff so would i still need spark plugs, brake pads, brake fluid, etc?
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if you bought it from a dealer then it should be fine(as long as they did their job maintaining the car)
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never trust the dealer. I say that when buying a used car. I have purchased a used car before and 2 days after I bought it checked the tranny fluid and it was black. not everything is done at the dealer.

I doubt they did the plugs, check the brakes, look at the brake fluid. usually you can tell if its been done.
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