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Since my dealer showed little interest in servicing my car, I took it to Pep Boys for it's first oil change after the reminder activated and used a coupon for a "standard oil change" including tire rotation. The service associate asked me what type of oil it took and I told him 0W-20, and they proceeded to service the car. After a while he came back to me and stated that 0W-20 was only available in full-synthetic which is not "standard". They still gave me a discount because of the coupon, and I paid $35 for the oil change and tire rotation. I feel that this was reasonable for a full-synthetic oil change, but their regular price is $71+.

The Honda owner's manual includes no options for oil other than 0W-20 for all temperature ranges, but does not state full-synthetic. In fact, the manual includes a statement that synthetic oil is "also" acceptable. I have never seen 0W-20 available in other than full-synthetic. Has anyone else found otherwise?

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Honda labeled 0w20 synthetic blend is available.

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$35 is a great deal. My dealership charges $45 plus $15 for a rotation. 0w-20 is only synthetic. No other option for that

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I have never seen 0W-20 available in other than full-synthetic. Has anyone else found otherwise?

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I've never heard of 0W-20 existing in conventional form. So yes, you'll pay a premium. However, if you're not inclined to change the oil yourself, you won't do much better than $35. Between a 5 qt. jug of Mobil 1 and a Honda filter, it cost me about $30 to do it myself a week or two ago.

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After PepBoys cross threaded all 5 studs on one hub on my SSEi ten years ago, I would not trust them to empty my ashtray...

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For those who like to stock up for an oil and filter change or 2 ahead of time....

Even if you're not a DIYer, it's still cheaper to buy and pay a mechanic $10 to do the change than to pay Pepboys $35 to do it.

5 qts of Pennzoil Ultra and Fram Extra Guard Pepboys = $19.21 on Sat. Feb. 22 and Sun. Feb. 23.



5 qts of Pennzoil Platinum and Bosch filter OReilly's = $14.99 (after $20 rebate). Offer good until Tues. Feb. 25

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After PepBoys cross threaded all 5 studs on one hub on my SSEi ten years ago, I would not trust them to empty my ashtray...
Many years ago, I took my new Ford Taurus to the dealer for an oil change. While driving home, the car was putting out a smoke screen because they overfilled the oil. Probably accounts for why the car wasn't worth crap. I have heard stories about almost any car servicing business that has screwed up, and feel that it's more about individuals' competence than the record of the business. The individual that serviced my car at Pep Boys was pretty sharp, much more so than the person who wrote up the order.

It looks like synthetic blend 0W-20 oil is available only in car manufacturer's brand names, so it may not be available at Jiffy Lube, etc. Therefore, having your oil changed at the Honda dealer may be the cheapest option other than doing it yourself.

I see from the poll that few people participating in this forum are over 60. Do not suggest to me that I change the oil myself, since you cannot understand what it's like to crawl under the car at my age.

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5 qts of Pennzoil Ultra and Fram Extra Guard Pepboys = $19.21 on Sat. Feb. 22 and Sun. Feb. 23.
Boy is my timing bad. I guess most people know that Pep Boys started their business in 1921.

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Full synthetic oil is ok. Here's the quote from the owner's manual.

Synthetic oil You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal and is the specified viscosity grade.

• Genuine Honda Motor Oil • Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container.

BTW my dealer charges $49 for an oil change using full synthetic 02-20 oil, Honda Filter and tire rotation for $49.

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My dealer, Honda of Sumner (Washington) just changed my oil & rotated the tires for $20 out the door. They are running at $4.99 oil change special.

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Many years ago, I took my new Ford Taurus to the dealer for an oil change. While driving home, the car was putting out a smoke screen because they overfilled the oil. Probably accounts for why the car wasn't worth crap. I have heard stories about almost any car servicing business that has screwed up, and feel that it's more about individuals' competence than the record of the business. The individual that serviced my car at Pep Boys was pretty sharp, much more so than the person who wrote up the order.

It looks like synthetic blend 0W-20 oil is available only in car manufacturer's brand names, so it may not be available at Jiffy Lube, etc. Therefore, having your oil changed at the Honda dealer may be the cheapest option other than doing it yourself.

I see from the poll that few people participating in this forum are over 60. Do not suggest to me that I change the oil myself, since you cannot understand what it's like to crawl under the car at my age.



Boy is my timing bad. I guess most people know that Pep Boys started their business in 1921.
OEM Honda oil is a blend.

Of course full synth is acceptable...preferred

Quit whining about crawling under your car just because of age....I'm 71 and no worries.

Pep Boys in 1950 in Allentown, PA is a far cry from Pep Boys anywhere today. In the worst sense.

Why in all hell would anyone trust sub standard morons, one prominent local dealer included, to change the oil and filter in their car just to save 10 0r 20 bucks?

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OEM Honda oil is a blend.

Of course full synth is acceptable...preferred

Quit whining about crawling under your car just because of age....I'm 71 and no worries.

Pep Boys in 1950 in Allentown, PA is a far cry from Pep Boys anywhere today. In the worst sense.

Why in all hell would anyone trust sub standard morons, one prominent local dealer included, to change the oil and filter in their car just to save 10 0r 20 bucks?
sorry it is not linked to what you said but when did they released a 2013 V6 Sport, as mentioned in your signature?

that was a rhetorical question if it wasn't clear enough.

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I'm going put 5w30. 0w30 is so thin, there's like no engine protection with that weight.

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I'm going put 5w30. 0w30 is so thin, there's like no engine protection with that weight.
at hot temperature both are the same. but 0W will help you when cold and you are better off with 0W-30. But i would use 0W-20 per manual.

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