CRV Oil Change Question
So, I have a 2016 CRV. Have owned it only 3 months, but already have
10,000 miles on it. Drive it long distances weekly. I got the oil changed at
5,000 miles, per recommendation. But, that was about a month-and-a-half
ago. It is now "due" for another oil change, according to mileage. Yet, the
digital display readout says 70% (nowhere close to the 15% that is the
suggested percentage for getting the oil changed). Any recommendations?
Should I just do it every 5000 miles, or wait a bit?
I wouldn't go over 5000 miles unless ur using fully synthetic oil
I use whatever the dealership puts in it. (!!!)
I do 7,500 in mine since it is mostly highway miles. 7,500 or 1 year which ever comes first. Read your owner's manual and change the oil per the manufacturer recommendation or sooner.
Every gasoline engine should be changed every 3000-4000 miles if you are not using full synthetic oil. if you use full synthetic then you change the filter every 3-4000 miles and then at 12,000 miles you change it all. Just don't use Quaker state brand oil
The 3,000 mile oil change is a thing of the past.
the answer lies in your owners manual ;)
My manual does not state any mileage per se for my 2013 Honda CRV. It just mentions Oil Life % Remaining indicator. Recommended to get it done before 5% remaining. I have read also that to plan to get it done when the 15% so that it will be changed well before the 5%. I am at 5,103 miles now. I am planning on getting it changed very soon within this week tho as its been 3 months and 2 weeks.
Follow your owners manual, Dealerships and repair shops often suggest more frequent maintenance than is actually necessary. If you are driving mostly highway miles I would just stick to the oil % indicator in the vehicle. It is also good to get in the habit of checking the oil level periodically (every few tanks of gas, or once a month depending on your usage) There are situations where you would want to change it more often, for example if you regularly tow a trailer, climb mountains, make frequent short trips etc. It doesn’t sound like any of these situations apply to you.
0w 20 is full synthetic.This weight only comes in full synthetic. crv state 0w20 right on the oil cap. dealer wouldnit put in any other weightof oiliil in thec car.
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