Within the court dashboard, the update term functionality should be updated. It should notate that it is not necessary to spend eth to update. I have spent about 2 bucks updating the terms unnecessarily. Then I saw it was unnecessary when I read some more of the documentation.
Occasionally you may see a message on this countdown timer that says “Term needs updating”. Aragon One, the company that hosts the Aragon Court Dashboard instance at https://court.aragon.org, runs an automated service that will automatically update the Court within a couple of hours of the term ending, so this message can be disregarded.