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Resetting the Service Indicator Light

Q: I changed the oil on my car and the “change oil” light still stays on. How do I reset this light?

A: New cars are commonly equipped with service indicator lights to remind auto owners when to perform some basic maintenance procedures such as oil changes. Each manufacturer has its own method of resetting the light. Look in your owner’s manual or complete an Internet search of the vehicle’s make and model and include the phrase “resetting service indicator light.”