Dealers also:I hope I posted this in the correct topic forum.
Im due for my first service soon. I have always done my own oil changes but for records and since it’s included Im going to let the dealer do it.
My question, is the dealer compelled to use Honda branded oil ? I ask because Ive seen 55 gal drums of motor oil there before. Sorry but I just cant put an unknown oil brand in my engine. I just cant, call me anal I get it.
Would you fellas agree that reading this:
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The dealer is compelled to use Honda branded parts and oil ?
Opinions fellas ?
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- Change oil before the Maintenance Minder indicates an oil change is due despite the fact that Honda explicitly instructs them not to do so
- Use additives despite the fact that Honda explicitly states not to do so
- Perform fuel injection cleaning/flushing even though Honda says this is an improper repair procedure
It appears your screen shot is that of a Honda dealer's website. Honda's website reads a bit different:
Notice it doesn't say "oil" - just "parts". One could argue that oil is a fluid and not a part and that only the filter needed to be Honda Genuine.
Regardless, the only way I'd believe a dealer used Honda Genuine oil is if I watched them open quarts and pour it in the crankcase. Honda sells oil in drums, but very few dealers actually buy it.
With that said, I respect your choice to use Honda-branded oil even though any 0W-20 oil that meets the specifications listed in the owner's manual will work just fine.