Honda Oil and Filter FAQ's in Boise

Honda Oil Filter Change in Boise
What You Should Know About Your Honda's Oil
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Do you have questions about getting the oil changed in your Honda? We have gathered some common questions regarding Honda oil changes and hope you will find answers to any questions you may have. If you have a question that is not answered here, please call us at (866) 540-5419 to speak to a Service Advisor.

Q. How often should I change my oil after the first service on my new Honda?

A. You can find recommended service intervals in your owner's manual. You will find separate maintenance schedules for "normal service" and "severe service." Most vehicles will fall under the normal service category. Your oil should be changed at whichever interval, time or distance, occurs first.
There is no benefit to changing your oil more frequently than recommended in your owner's manual, but do not exceed the recommended maintenance interval. Oil eventually deteriorates and loses its ability to protect your engine, due to heat, friction, and exposure to exhaust components. Engine damage can occur if the proper maintenance schedule is not followed.

Q. What type of oil should I use in my Honda?

A. American Honda recommends the use of Honda Genuine oil for your vehicle. This oil meets the Starburst performance requirements, but is also subjected to a series of Honda-specific tests to guarantee optimum performance and compatibility with your Honda vehicle.
Refer to your owner's manual to determine the proper weight (viscosity) grade for your Honda. Your vehicle was designed to use this specific weight grade. Confirm that the weight listed on your oil's label matches this recommendation exactly before using it in your engine.

Q. Should I use a synthetic oil?

A. You can use a synthetic motor oil if it displays the Starburst symbol, and matches the weight grade recommended in your owner's manual. When using synthetic oil, you must follow the oil and filter change intervals given in the maintenance schedule.

Q. Should I use oil additives?

A. We recommend against the use of any oil additives other than what is already blended in the stock oil. Such supplemental additives are unnecessary when using quality oils displaying the Starburst certification symbol. Additives cannot prolong the life of a used oil, because the oil molecules have been broken down. The use of oil additives will increase your cost of ownership, and can lead to engine damage.

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Honda Oil Filter

Q. What is the oil filter for?
A. The oil filter helps to keep dirt and engine contaminants out of your critical moving engine parts. The oil in your Honda circulates through the filter to catch any particles that could cause damage to your motor.

Q. How often should I change my oil filter?
A. Your oil filter should be changed every time your oil is changed in your vehicle.


Visit Larry H. Miller Honda in Boise today to take care of all your maintenance needs, or schedule online. We are an authorized Honda repair and service center in Boise, and also offer a full line of Honda Genuine Parts and Accessories. Our Honda service department can service any Honda, and can also service all makes and models. Come see us today at 7710 Gratz Dr. in Boise, or call us at (866) 540-5419.


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