1996 Honda Civic Sedan Owners Manual PDF

1996 Civic Sedan Online Reference Owner's Manual
Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference.
For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.
Contents
Introduction..................................................................................................................................................... i
A Few Words About Safety ..........................................................................................................................ii
Driver and Passenger Safety .......................................................................................................................3
Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System.
Instruments and Controls...........................................................................................................................31
Instrument panel in
dicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.
Comfort and Convenience Features.........................................................................................................67
How t
o
op
erate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.
Before Driving ...............................................................................................................................................89
What gasoli
n
e to u
se, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.
Driving.............................................................................................................................................................99
The proper way to
start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer.
Maintenance.................................................................................................................................................115
T
h
e Ma
intenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer.
Appearance Care.........................................................................................................................................169
T
i
ps on cl
eaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your car ever needs body repairs.
Taking Care of the Unexpected...............................................................................................................175
This section
covers sever
a
l problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them.
Technical Information...............................................................................................................................197
ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and techn
ical information.
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada)......................................................................209
A summary
of th
e warr
anties covering your new Honda, and how to contact us.
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...............................................................................................................215
How t
o
order
manuals and other technical literature.
Index .................................................................................................................................................................I
Gas Station Information
Information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.
Owner's Identification