Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Warren County, New Jerey
My maintenance indicator warning came on at 10,115 miles to let me know service (Code A1, oil change only) was due. This indicated 15% oil life left. I picked up the oil and filter and did it myself in about 20 minutes.
Things to note if you do it yourself:
1. The belly pan must be removed first. There are two Phillips screws up front, and six slotted screws on the side and rear. The slotted screws are a PITA to get back in if you don't have a lot of room to work due to low ramps. I BA slotted screwdriver makes it easier.
2. The Insight is low to the ground. I needed to put a couple 2X10s in front of the ramps to drive on so I didn't hit the front of the car on the ramps.
3. Even though the oil filter is right side up, you WILL splash a good bit of oil when you remove it (much to my surprise). Rubber gloves are recommended.
4. FINALLY a car company got it right. Clean-up of the underside of the engine of splashed oil after draining is a breeze due to oil filter orientation/placement. The oil filter is very accessible. This is totally DIY job.
5. Parts places are slow to have Insight parts on their databases. You can order genuine Honda filters online. I chose to go with K&N PS-1010 oil filters via Amazon for under $7.
Bonus - my wife's 2018 Civic takes the same oil and oil filters as the Insight, so I get to buy in bulk. Based on current mileage, I'll be doing 3-4 oil changes per year between them.
2019 Orchid White Pearl Insight EX #6937, Warren County, New Jersey