Oil Changes for 2021 Honda Accord
How Often to Change 2021 Honda Accord Oil
Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2021 Honda Accord? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.
Honda recommends having your 2021 Honda Accord’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Accord may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Honda Accord. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.
What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2021 Honda Accord?
Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2021 Honda Accord motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2021 Accord. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Accord’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Accord by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,
Types of Motor Oil for Hondas
Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Honda? Your Accord engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard.  There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2021 Honda Accord, defer to Honda's recommendations.
Where Can I Get a Honda Accord Oil Change
The next time your Honda Accord needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Accord’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Honda Accord oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Accord’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!
 ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.
Oil Change Q&A for Your 2021 Honda Accord
What can low oil do to my Honda Accord engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Accord’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
Can I change my Honda oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
Why is my Honda Accord exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.
Honda Accord Oil Change Service
Here are the signs that will indicate if you need a Honda Accord Oil Change:
- Dark or gritty engine oil
- Engine noises – ticks or knocking
- Check engine light is on
- Change engine oil maintenance reminder is on
- You’ve driven more miles than the Engine Oil Change Interval
- Engine overheating
Don’t Ignore the Symptoms of Broken Down Engine Oil: Schedule a Honda Accord Oil Change
You don’t have to drive with broken-down engine oil when a Honda Accord Oil Change Service is so convenient, price-effective, and hassle-free at Vern Eide Honda. Vern Eide Honda is conveniently located in Sioux Falls, SD. Bring your Honda Accord and its dark engine oil to Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls, SD, and we’ll assign one of our certified Honda technicians to provide you with a Honda Accord Oil Change that gives your vehicle fresh engine oil and genuine Honda-approved oil filter to restore your vehicle to factory specifications.
Honda Accord Fun Facts
The Honda Accord turned out to be one of the most popular vehicles in the history of the automotive industry. Here are a few fun facts about the Honda Accord that will impress every automobile enthusiast:
- Honda Accord has been selected by Car and Driver magazine as one of the 10 Best Cars more than any other car a total of 27 times.
- Honda Accord was the first Japanese car manufactured in the U.S. in 1982.
- The initial manufacturing plant in Ohio has created approximately 150,000 jobs
- The Honda Accord 2.2 i-CTDi Sport is a diesel that broke 19 speed records in 2004
- In 2011, a 1997 Honda Accord recorded driving over 1 million miles
- The Hybrid Honda Accord can get 115 miles per gallon
Honda Accord Oil Change
What Type Of Oil Should I Use In My Honda Accord?
Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for the best oil type for your Honda Accord. We'll fix you up with the proper oil at a great price. During your oil change, an ASE-certified technician will remove and change your Accord's oil, properly recycle your old oil and filter, check all of your other major filters, top-off necessary fluids, and do a full 19-point inspection of your entire vehicle, for free! Whether your engine needs synthetic, synthetic blend, or high mileage oil, you can be sure we'll do what's right for your car, based on your area's climate, your driving style, and your vehicle's mileage. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that every mile is a milestone. Make your appointment online for a Honda Accord oil change service and let our oil experts take care of your car's engine. Our shops are open late and on weekends too.
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12-month / 12k-mile warranty
Free 50 point safety inspection
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Oil Change Service
How much does a Oil Change cost?
On average, the cost for a Honda Accord Oil Change is $104 with $33 for parts and $71 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.
|2014 Honda AccordV6-3.5L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$152.74||Shop/Dealer Price$176.87 - $232.37|
|2007 Honda AccordL4-2.4L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$137.74||Shop/Dealer Price$161.88 - $217.39|
|2010 Honda AccordL4-2.4L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$137.74||Shop/Dealer Price$161.88 - $217.39|
|1987 Honda AccordL4-2.0L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$136.72||Shop/Dealer Price$160.59 - $215.32|
|2003 Honda AccordV6-3.0L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$137.74||Shop/Dealer Price$161.89 - $217.41|
|1983 Honda AccordL4-1.8L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$148.06||Shop/Dealer Price$174.78 - $238.03|
|1976 Honda AccordL4-1.6L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$172.41||Shop/Dealer Price$204.18 - $282.80|
|1996 Honda AccordV6-2.7L||Service typeOil Change||Estimate$140.47||Shop/Dealer Price$164.53 - $219.41|
Show example Honda Accord Oil Change prices
What is an oil change all about?
Engine oil is the lifeblood of the engine. The oil resides in the oil pan, which is under the car attached to the bottom of the engine. All internal (moving) parts of the engine need to be lubricated by the engine oil. Inadequate lubrication will cause the parts to wear out faster and eventually lead to engine failure. An oil filter keeps the oil clean and free of debris. If the filter is not replaced on a regular basis, it will get clogged and will not be able to pass oil into the engine.
Keep in mind:
- When the oil is changed you should always replace the oil filter.
- Replacement oil should always match the required specifications for your vehicle.
- After your oil has been changed, it’s a good idea to run the vehicle for a few minutes to make sure that there are no leaks.
How it's done:
- Remove and replace engine oil and filter.
- Check the condition of all fluids.
- Perform basic safety inspection.
- Start the vehicle and check for leaks in the system.
- It is best to follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer (you can check your schedule in your YourMechanic profile).
- We recommend replacing the oil and filter every 5,000 miles or four months.
- Synthetic oil (versus regular) is cost effective. It’s lubrication properties are better and you will not need oil changes as frequently.
- If you notice any fluids in your driveway, you should get your vehicle inspected immediately.
- Do not drive your car with low engine oil. It can severely damage the engine.
What are the common symptoms indicating you need an oil change?
- The amount of time since your last oil change exceeds the recommended miles.
- Maintenance light is on.
How important is this service?
Regular oil changes are generally considered the most important maintenance service for your car. To avoid severe engine damage, this simple and inexpensive service should be regularly scheduled.
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Oil change accord
This pictorial guide includes a detailed step-by-step explanation and photos of how to change the oil and oil filter in a Honda Accord! Changing the oil in your vehicle saves you not only time and money, but also gives you the assurance that the job is done correctly.
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Why Change your Oil?
Changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the quickest and most satisfying maintenance tasks you can do yourself, and is the gateway to more complicated maintenance projects later on. This task involves very few steps, and takes less than 1 hr to complete.
Honda recommends 5w-20 motor oil for Accords made before 2011. For Accords made in 2011 or later, they recommend 0w-20 motor oil. I highly recommend using full-synthetic motor oil in order to prolong the life of your vehicle.
The vehicle shown here is a 2004 Honda Accord. Here is a list of supplies and tools you will need.
List of Supplies and Tools Required:
Procedure to Change the Oil and Filter in a Honda Accord
- Warm up the oil in the vehicle.
- Remove the drain plug to drain the oil.
- Replace the drain plug.
- Remove the old oil filter.
- Lube the new oil filter.
- Install the new oil filter.
- Add Fresh oil.
- Put the oil filler cap back on.
Now we’ll address each of these steps in more detail with step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Warm Up the Oil
Perform an oil change after the vehicle has already been running for a while, or take it for a quick 10-15 minute drive to get the oil warmed up.
Step 2: Remove the Drain Plug and Drain the Oil
Crawl under the vehicle and locate the oil pan and drain plug. The drain plug is located very near the center of this photo.
Where is the oil filter located on a Honda Accord?
The oil filter on a Honda Accord is located just aft and above the oil pan as shown in the following picture (orange).
Use a 17mm wrench or socket (nice socket set) to remove the drain plug.
Have a drain pan ready as you loosen the drain plug. If you need a drain pan, here’s an inexpensive one from Amazon. After braking the bolt loose, usually you can unscrew it the rest of the way using your fingers.
Take care not to drop the bolt into the drain pan as you get to the end of the threads. Position the drain pan under the drain hole as you remove the bolt. Then let the oil drain for about 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Replace the Drain Plug
Replace the drain plug bolt and snug it up; torque it to about 15-20 ft-lbs (nice torque wrench).
After the draining oil has slowed to a drip, replace the drain plug and snug it up. Don’t over do it. You want it tight, but not so tight that you are damaging the threads.
Step 4: Remove the Old Oil Filter
Position the oil pan under the old oil filter while you are unscrewing it. It will drip oil when it is removed, and you want to catch as much of the oil as possible.
If the filter is stuck, consider getting your hands on an oil filter removal tool.
Step 5: Lube the New Filter
Put some oil on the seal of the new oil filter.
Here’s the new oil filter. It should have the “7317” code. I have used the basic FRAM filter in the past (and in this guide), but I now recommend the XG7317 Ultra Synthetic filter due to its better filtering capabilities – dual layer synthetic filtering media as compared to their standard PH7317 filter.
The XG filters down to 20 microns with 99% efficiency. And it is spec’d to run as long as 15,000 miles (though I would recommend changing oil before that). This article shows several XG7317 filters cut open and is the reason I now recommend this filter.
Take out the new oil filter. You want to put a little oil on the new oil filter seal, so that it will create a nice seal. Use your finger or a rag to wipe a sheen of oil around the circumference of the new oil filter seal.
Step 6: Install the new oil filter
Now that the old oil filter has been removed, this is what the oil filter attachment point looks like.
Put the new oil filter on and start to tighten it.
When you feel resistance, go another 1/2-3/4 turn or so. You don’t want oil to leak out, but you also don’t want it so tight that you can’t remove it by hand next time.
Step 7: Add fresh oil
You’re now ready to move to the engine bay. Pop the hood and remove the oil filler cap. Get your 5 qt bottle of motor oil. You can’t go wrong with the highly-rated Mobil 1 Full-Synthetic motor oils (0W-20 or 5W-20). Check out this post on the recommended oil to use in a Honda Accord.
Check the specifications in your owners manual for the amount of oil to add. For a 4 cylinder 2004 Honda Accord, the amount is 4.4 qts.
Put the funnel into the oil fill hole, and pour in 4.4 qts of oil.
You know when you are at 4.4 qts when there remains about 0.6 qts in a 5 qt jug.
Step 8: Put the oil filler cap back on
Replace the oil filler cap.
One last thing that I should mention is that Honda Accords will show a “Maintenance Required” Light when it thinks the oil should be changed. You will need to reset this light if it comes on after you have changed oil. Check out this article for the procedure to reset the light is pretty straightforward.
You’re now finished. Good work. Take the old oil to an auto parts store, Walmart, or some other place that takes old oil for recycling.
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List of Supplies and Tools Used in this Guide:
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Honda Accord Engine Oil Change Guide
Pictures illustrated instructions for changing the motor oil in a 2009 Honda Accord LX sedan with a 2.4 liter engine.
2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder Engine
Motor Oil Fill Cap
Craftsman Floor Jack
This car's 2.4L four cylinder engine requires 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters) for an oil change. A 3.5L V6 Accord will need 4.5 U.S. quarts (4.3 liters).
I went to Pep Boys and purchased 5 quarts of ProLine SAE 5W20 all season conventional motor oil and a Purolator L14610 oil filter. The oil was $2.79 per quart and the filter was $4.37 for a total cost of $18.32.
A few other compatible filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-110, Fram PH7317, Royal Purple 10-2867, Wix 51356, Pennzoil HPZ-37, Bosch 3323 and ACDelco PF2057.
The first step is to warm up the engine to operating temperature which helps suspend any engine contaminants in the old oil.
While the engine warmed up, I got out my Craftsman 2 1/4 ton floor jack and 3 ton jack stands. Then I turned off the car.
The oil filter and oil drain plug are located on the passenger side of the engine so I carefully raised that side of the vehicle off the ground.
Craftsman Jack Stands
Passenger Side Jacked Up
Oil Filter & Silver Drain Plug
Once under the car, you'll find the original blue Honda oil filter and the silver metal oil drain bolt located just below the oil filter next to the wheel well.
To remove the oil drain bolt, you'll need a 17mm wrench or a 17mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratchet.
Be sure to have an oil catch container below the vehicle before you start removing the oil drain bolt.
New Purolator L14610 Filter
Oil Filler Cap Removed
Used Oil Catch Container
To help the old oil drain out faster, the engine should already be warmed up and the oil filler cap on the top of the engine should be removed.
By removing the oil filler cap, you will allow air to enter and prevent a vacuum from forming.
Please be careful as the oil flowing out of the engine may be hot.
I find it best to wear latex gloves and use a towel to remove the oil drain plug.
This will minimize the possibility of burns and keep the old oil from touching your skin.
Used motor oil is a known carcinogen (causes cancer).
Old Dirty Oil Draining
ProLine 5W-20 Oil
Oil Filter O-Ring Lubricated
A well lubricated engine oil filter o-ring will form a much better seal, prevent oil leaks and make it easier to remove the filter during the next oil change.
Replacing Oil Drain Bolt
Removing Old Oil Filter
Oil Filter Receptacle
When the flow slows down to just an occasional drip, wipe off the area with a rag and replace the oil drain bolt.
Tighten it down with a 17mm socket or wrench to just past snug.
Don't over tighten the oil drain bolt or you could risk splitting, cracking, or otherwise damaging the oil pan.
To remove the old oil filter, either use clean dry hands or an oil filter wrench.
Turn the old oil filter counter clockwise to loosen it. If you have trouble loosening the old filter, use an oil filter wrench such as the Lisle 63600.
Screwing On New Filter
Funnel In Oil Filler Hole
Pouring In New 5W20 Oil
Since used motor oil can contain carcinogens (cancer causing agents) try to use another pair of latex or rubber gloves when removing the old oil filter.
Carefully twist the new oil filter on in the clockwise direction.
Tighten it down by hand and then tighten it just slightly more until it is securely snug.
The 2.4L inline 4 cylinder engine in this 2009 Honda Accord requires 4.4 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 oil.
I poured in about 4 quarts of the new ProLine SAE 5W-20 oil into a funnel in the engine oil filler hole.
Then I ran the engine (with the oil filler cap in place), turned off the engine, and checked the oil level on the dipstick.
To bring the level up to about half way between the lower "ADD" and upper "FULL" marks on the dipstick, I added just less than half of a quart.
I checked the level again and replaced the oil filler cap.
Oil Life Meter At 20%
Resetting Oil Life % Display
Driver Display Reset Button
Press the select/reset button until you see the oil life meter.
Then press the select/reset button for about 10 seconds until the oil life meter and "A 1" maintenance item number start to blink.
Finally, press the select/reset button for another 5 seconds until the oil life meter reads "100%".
The last step is to run the engine over a clean patch of your driveway or over an old white towel for a few minutes.
Then check for any drips or leaks. That's it. You're done.
Checking Oil Level On Dipstick
Oil Life Meter Reset To 100%
5,822 Miles - First Oil Change
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