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#311 of 344 2010 Accord 4 cyl oil change frequency
Nov 11, 2010 (6:04 pm)
I have read 3 opinions:
1. every 6 months
2. every 5,000 miles
3. the oil life calculation shown on the odometer
What say you?
#312 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord 4 cyl oil change frequency [loucopits]
Nov 11, 2010 (9:40 pm)
You'll get strong opinions on all three. In fact, you left out the once every 3 months or 3000 miles that so many push.
IMHO, Honda's maintenance minder system works well. I change mine when it reaches 15%. That usually works out to 5k - 7k. If you drive less than that... then you should change it at least once a year.
#313 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord 4 cyl oil change frequency [loucopits]
Nov 12, 2010 (5:37 am)
The oil life minder won't lead you astray. It counts engine revolutions, and takes conditions like trip length, how cold the engine is, etc into account. Doing so will prevent waste.
When the oil life minder hits 15% or after 12 months, whichever comes first.
#314 of 344 Re: 2010 Accord 4 cyl oil change frequency
Nov 12, 2010 (1:59 pm)
I have always been anal about oil changes and its likely I will always be that way. In my time, I've seen way too many engines fail due to lack of periodic maintenance, and old, sludgey oil can be a prime contributor to early and unexpected failure.
That said, if I'm (still) getting free dinosaur oil changes from Honda, I make sure to change it every six months, regardless of mileage. However, if I have switched over to synthetic oil (Mobil 1) then I feel that a year between changes is OK as long as I haven't driven more than 7000-8000 miles or so. If I put on more miles, then I change it sooner.
#315 of 344 2010 Hona Accord LX 5 Speed
Nov 16, 2010 (5:52 am)
Is it true, that you can wait a whole year for your first oil cange?
#316 of 344 Re: 2010 Hona Accord LX 5 Speed [speedy1946]
Nov 16, 2010 (7:31 am)
It depends on mileage, of course. If you don't reach 15% on your maintenance minder, then you should change the oil once a year.
#317 of 344 Re: 2010 Hona Accord LX 5 Speed [speedy1946]
Nov 16, 2010 (5:54 pm)
I waited the full year to change the oil on my 08 Accord coupe - only had around 9,000 miles and the maintenance minder still showed 30-40% oil life remaining - so I changed it when I had my yearly inspection done.
I suspect many people who were brought up on the "change your oil every 3,000 miles mantra change the oil between 5,000 and 8,000 miles though.
Today's engines have much tighter tollerances (from what I hear) and the oil quality has improved (not sure about this one) - hence the longer oil change intervals.
#318 of 344 press request - still need more Accord owners
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 17, 2010 (8:08 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of the Honda Accord who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than Saturday, November 20, 2010 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
#320 of 344 Re: 2010-2011 V6 Recall [corkscrew]
Dec 23, 2010 (12:39 pm)
YIKES! Glad our 2010 Accord V6 is outside the affected VIN range.