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2000 Honda Accord Sedan DX 4dr Sedan Manual

2000 Honda Accord Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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April 9, 2013, 1:46 pm

Wendy R
 

Question: Do I need synthetic oil? 2006 accord 140k miles

I have a 2006 Honda Accord with 140k miles on it. I drive approximately 15k miles per year and would love to see this car last me another 4-5 years.

I go in for an oil change every 3-4 months. Is this the appropriate frequency? Also, I've been using conventional oil but they recommend using a synthetic ($40 more) or a synthetic blend ($20 more). Will the "upgraded" oil impact my car's longevity? What are the pros and cons of upgrading the oil used?

Thank you!


April 11, 2013, 9:12 pm

Richard W
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If you are changing your oil every 3-4 months you are doing great. There is no need to go to synthetic or a synthetic blend. You will not make the car last longer with it.


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