Honda CR-V: Recommended Engine Oil - Adding Engine Oil - Maintenance - Honda CR-V Owner's ManualHonda CR-V: Recommended Engine Oil

Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity.

Always use a premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil displaying the API Certification Seal. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving, and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements.

Honda Motor Oil is the preferred

Honda Motor Oil is the preferred 0W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for optimum engine protection. Make sure the API Certification Seal says ‘‘For Gasoline Engines’’.

The oil viscosity or weight is

The oil viscosity or weight is provided on the container’s label.

0W-20 oil is formulated for yearround protection of your vehicle to improve cold weather starting and fuel economy.

    Adding Engine Oil
    Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover. Pour in the oil slowly and carefully you do not spill any. Clean up any spills immediately. Spilled oil could damage co ...

    Synthetic Oil
    You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil: it displays the API certification seal, and it is the proper weight. You must follow t ...

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    Washing
    Wash dirt off the vehicle with a wet sponge and plenty of water. Clean the vehicle thoroughly using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or general purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with clean, ...