Theres a quick lube shop I been going to for years. I dont have time to do it myself and it takes about 5 mins at the shop and its done. I use to take my 01 honda civic there and let them do their thing. I Never bother to ask with their Havoline oil or anything. My concern is would it be ok for my 09 honda accord? I know I have to use 5w-20, but is Havoline 5w-20 any good? Also, should I go synthetic, synthetic blend or conventional oil?
is a quality motor oil from Texaco-Chevron. Currently, there is a promotion for an oil-change service on the website (up to $13).
Regarding dino-juice (conventional motor oil) or a blend or synthetic, there are some useful threads w/ great posts (via the forum "search") & add to the conversation!
If you change your motor-oil & oil-filter at regular intervals as-per the maintenance-minder (generally ~7.5k miles, +/- 1k miles depending on driving-conditions), regular conventional motor-oil will be just as good as blend or synthetic.
Synthetic motor-oil does offer better resistance to breakdown when hot, and improved flow characteristics when cold, and lasts at times longer than conventional motor-oil. Again, I'm being very general here.
FWIW, a 5-quart jug of decent conventional motor-oil will be $10-$15 & a 5-quart jug of decent synthetic motor-oil will be $20-$25 (at discount dept. stores or auto-parts stores during sales/specials). There are often online promotions/rebates where you get more-or-less get a 5-quart jug for free.