What is Acura A1 Service?

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When an Acura A1 service code appears on your dashboard, you’re due for an oil change and a tire rotation. Modern Acura vehicles are designed with Maintenance Minder™ technology, which automatically monitors key components and fluids to tell you when you should schedule an appointment. Acura service codes can tell you a lot about your vehicle, so get familiar with the Maintenance Minder™ system with our Austin, TX service center.

Interpreting the Acura A1 Service Code

Answering the question, “What is Acura A1 service?” is one thing. Knowing how to interpret these codes for yourself is another! Here’s a deeper breakdown of what the Acura A1 service code is trying to tell you:

    • A indicates that you’re due for an oil change. If the letter switches to B, you’ll also need to replace the oil filter and perform an additional set of inspections.
  • 1 indicates that you need to rotate your tires, too! Generally it just makes sense to take care of these services at the same time, which is why Acura A1 service codes are so common!

Making Sense of the Acura Maintenance Minder™

What if the dashboard in your Acura suddenly displays a code of B1 when you’re driving through Kyle or Buda? It means you’ll need to check off each of the following items during your next service appointment:

  • Engine oil change
  • Engine oil filter change
  • Front brake inspection
  • Rear brake inspection
  • Parking brake adjustment
  • Fluid check and refill
  • Tire rotation
  • Tire pressure check

You saw above that the number 1 indicates that you’re due for a tire rotation, but what if a different number appears next to the letter? Let’s look at all the possibilities:

  • 1 – Rotate tires. Check tire pressure and condition.
  • 2 – Check the drive belt. Replace dust and pollen filters, along with the air cleaner element.
  • 3 – Replace transmission fluid and transfer fluid, where applicable.
  • 4 – Inspect valve clearance and water pump. Replace spark plugs and timing belt, where applicable.
  • 5 – Flush and replace your coolant.
  • 6 – Replace the rear differential fluid, where applicable.

When one of these Acura service codes comes on, you’ll want to schedule your appointment with an authorized service center like our own! We carry out all work with genuine OEM parts, so you can trust the results of our labor.

Complete Acura A1 Service with Sterling Acura of Austin

Drivers in the Austin and San Marcos areas can complete any and all items on their vehicle’s maintenance schedule at our dealership. We even offer a range of Acura service coupons to help you save on everything from A1 service to accessories. Make an appointment or contact our service department today!

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