Honda Accord: Recommended Engine Oil - Maintenance Under the Hood - Maintenance - Honda Accord 2013-2018 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Recommended Engine Oil

Oil is a major contributor to your engine's

Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity. If you drive the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged.

This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements.

Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another

Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown.

Engine Oil Additives

Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, they may adversely affect the engine performance and durability.

• Synthetic oil

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

    Opening the Hood
    1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake. 2. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left corner of the dashboard.  - The hood will pop up slightly. 3. ...

    Oil Check
    We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel. Park the vehicle on level ground. Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil ...

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    Countershaft Assembly Clearance Inspection
    tightened to the specified torque (see page 13-46). 1. Measure the clearance between 1st gear (A) and the 1st gear distance collar (B) with a feeler gauge (C). - If the clearance exceeds the se ...

    Door Locks
    To lock both doors, push the front of the master door lock switch on either door, pull the lock tab rearward on the driver’s door, or use the key on the outside lock on the driver’s do ...

    Front Passenger's Power Window Switch Input Test
    1. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), open and close the driver's door, then remove the front passenger's power window switch. • 4-door (see page 22-306) • 2-door (see page 22-307) ...