What does the dashboard wrench light in my Honda Fit mean?

When I got a new job a few months ago, I treated myself to a new car—a Honda Fit, which I love. But this morning, I saw a light I’d never seen before. It’s shaped like a small wrench. What does the wrench light mean? Am I facing a big repair bill?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No worries! When you see a wrench light, it means that your Fit is due for scheduled maintenance. It’s just a reminder light. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Take your Honda in for service as indicated by your owner’s manual.
Here are some routine maintenance items you should keep up with: Oil and filter changes. Every 7,500 miles, take your Fit in for a synthetic oil change. Make sure that your filter is replaced as well. Routine check of major systems. Every 15,000 miles (or every other oil change), have the mechanic check your transmission fluid, shocks, brakes, and struts. Replacing fuel, engine, and air filters. Every 30,000 miles, change out these filters.
So, it sounds as if you’ve hit the 7,500 mark and are due for an oil change. Just take it in—or learn to change the oil and filter yourself. With a bit of regular maintenance, your Honda Fit should continue to serve you well!
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