Is synthetic oil the best option to use in my Honda vehicle?

April 1st, 2021 by

Do Honda cars require synthetic oil?

The secret to getting the most out of the investment you’ve made in your new Honda car, truck, minivan or crossover SUV is to keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance – like oil changes. As important as regular maintenance is, it’s even more important that things are done properly, like using the proper type of fuel and, of course, motor oil. A common question posed to Cape Girardeau Honda product experts is, ‘Do Honda cars require synthetic oil?’ Just like most things in the automotive industry, there isn’t a helpful hard-and-fast answer to that question. We asked some of the expert technicians in our service department to get the best possible information. This is what they had to say.

What is synthetic motor oil?

Before we start telling you what the best kind of oil is to use for your Honda automobile, we thought it would be beneficial to take a look at what synthetic oil actually is. Synthetic oil starts out life just like its conventional counterpart from being extracted from the ground. From there, the two types of oil take very different paths. Synthetic oil is not only refined, but it is also distilled and broken down into its most basic molecules and special additives are brought into the mix before its put back together. When it’s all said and done, synthetic oil protects engines better across a wider arrange of temperatures, lasts longer than conventional oil and can help engines extend their lives.

What is the best oil to use in a Honda vehicle?

According to the expert technicians in our service department, the best rule of thumb is to always visit an authorized service center that uses Honda Genuine Oil. In lieu of genuine Honda motor oil, the manufacturer recommends using oil that has a starburst symbol on the label.

This isn’t a nifty marketing tool. Instead it’s used to denote a product that meets or exceeds certain standard that will adequately protect the engine and help reduce emissions created by the engine burning fuel.

If it has been a while since you’ve had an oil change or have questions about the best way to care for your Honda vehicle, make an appointment with the Cape Girardeau Honda Service Department today.

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