Reseting Service Lights
Most modern cars have
what are commonly called Service Lights. Small lights on the instrument panel
can now alert drivers when it is time for service.
Most vehicles do this
through a computer calculating how many miles have accumulated since the last
However, some vehicles use sensors to gather this data. We have
compiled a listing on the procedures to reset the reminder lights on your car,
if it is equipped.
If you do not see the reset procedure for your
Reference the owner's
manual that came with your vehicle. Reset procedures are often described in
depth with illustrations.
Contact a local
dealership's service department.Your vehicle may have a simple process that can
be described over the phone.
Many newer cars utilize
onboard diagnostic computers ( ) that control the maintenance
lights in the vehicle. These cars require specialized reset tools that are only
available at dealerships or specialized service centers.
|| Resetting your service lights is not a remedy for
servicing your vehicle
Only perform these procedures after an oil
change/vehicle service and obey your manufacturer's suggested service