Do You Know if Your Honda Needs Synthetic Oil or Not?

Many owners aren't sure what to answer when the technician asks them if they want synthetic oil when they get their engine oil changed. Sure, the synthetic oil manufacturers promise that your engine will perform better and give you more miles, but is it really worth the cost?

High-performance cars and vehicles with turbocharged or supercharged engines that are most likely to require synthetic oil; however, if your owner's manual doesn't explicitly state that you need to use it, there's no clear answer.

Synthetic oils typically don't break down as rapidly as conventional oils, so you're generally able to go at least 7,500 miles between changes. Given that synthetic oil costs twice as much as conventional oil, halving the number of oil changes will even out the expense.

Synthetic oil typically performs better in extreme heat and cold, and older engines may benefit from a reduction in the amount of engine sludge that forms.

In the end, you're the one who has to decide whether synthetic oil is the right choice for your vehicle. We do suggest that, if you're looking to get top-shelf advice from factory-trained experts that know your Honda inside-and-out, you visit the Service Center at Grieco Honda. They're committed to delivering quality customer service to our customers from the North Providence, Providence, Warwick, Cranston, so you can trust their recommendations.

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