I have a Honda Accord Sedan v4 EX 2016. What kind of Oil should I put in?

Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 05:37 PM about the 2016 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

"The owner's manual says "Use Premium-grade DW-20 detergent oil with
API Certification Seal on container." It does not indicate that it must be
synthetic oil.
But it says you may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API
Certification seal and specified viscosity grade.
But, the garage I have been taking my other cars to for years says it must be
synthetic oil.
Please advise.

3 Answers

13,925

Check the chemistry all oil comes from the same sources, No such thing as Synthetic oil.. Really! speak with a real Petro Chemistry professor...During the refining process an addition chemical step is taken now it's called Synthetic oil. Use API or use whatever YOU think is best. Regards

270,335

I think the factory fill is a synthetic blend 0W-20. You can use Full Synthetic if you want.

5

My understanding of engines and motor oil runs like this; Most engines should be first run with a good old fashioned engine oil of a viscosity recommended by the manufacturer for your climate. After your engine break in period you can switch to the new so called synthetic motor oils but can never go back to the old fashioned stuff. Hope this helps.

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 79,051 nationwide Accord listings starting at $1,444.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,320
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,082 Great Deals out of 75,990 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
692 Great Deals out of 52,967 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,194 Great Deals out of 74,734 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord Coupe
153 Great Deals out of 5,667 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
348 Great Deals out of 20,714 listings starting at $1,175
Used Toyota Corolla
872 Great Deals out of 65,244 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda CR-V
750 Great Deals out of 53,112 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
776 Great Deals out of 53,169 listings starting at $800
Used Dodge Charger
428 Great Deals out of 35,050 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,076 Great Deals out of 32,972 listings starting at $1,428
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,086 Great Deals out of 57,180 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Optima
548 Great Deals out of 31,709 listings starting at $2,195
Used Ford Mustang
437 Great Deals out of 42,792 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Fusion
1,067 Great Deals out of 61,644 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Honda Accord EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 212 listings starting at $14,368
2015 Honda Accord EX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 780 listings starting at $11,900
2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 474 listings starting at $9,852

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.