Dealers/Garages Dealers using the correct engine oil

Discussion in 'Dealers, Garages & Body Shops' started by Nels, Saturday 8th Aug, 2015.

  1. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    In early 2014, Honda changed the recommendations for engine oil. It is very disappointing that there are dealerships still not adhering to this.
    They have had plenty of time to comply, yet still they do not.

    Whilst I know many members carry out their own oil changes, there are plenty that go to the local dealer. Additionally, Honda/Dealers have been actively promoting the '5 Years Servicing Offer' with new cars. I, and I'm sure many others, would be much happier knowing that our Hondas were being looked after correctly.

    Please let me know if your local dealership is one of the more enlightened ones. I will update the first post of this thread with the names of the dealerships that are following this guidance. I'm sure this will help members then make an informed decision about where to have their cars serviced.

    Dealers using 0W-20 and 0W-30 (Updated 28.6.2016)

    Holdcroft Honda
    Roundabout Honda
    Startins Honda
    Chiswick Honda
    Fish Brothers

    (This list/guide is not exhaustive, but is as accurate as it can be, based on member feedback)
     
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  2. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I went to a few different dealers like Solihull Honda and most recent one Honda Gdansk and none of them recommend 0W 20 and instead told me they use either 5w 30 or 5w 40 for petrol cars.

    Not been to Holdcroft since Steve left so no idea what they use.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I was told by HH that they do use 0W-20 & 0W-30, but then again, I would have been surprised if the didn't.
     
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  4. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Vertu Honda don't.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :Frown:
     
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  6. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Phoenix Honda say they use 5W30 across the board although they do stock other oils. I think for specialist stuff like hybrids they said they will use 0W20.
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Almost all dealers will use their generic "by the barrel" oils for servicing unless specifically requested otherwise, then you'll find many of them don't even stock 0w-20. Now the new Type-R is out, most will have a 0w-20 to hand, but it's a different formulation.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I am waiting for my 0w-20 oil from HH I need to see the oil spec and compare the two oils.Now when will HH send the shipment ?
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    @Pottermus is off at the moment, rumor has it that Max sent all last week's orders to a barber in Romania.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  11. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Do you have the barbers numbers as he may have my order! :facepalm:
     
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  13. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    not for another week I think...

    how dare he :Rant: ,, been looking forward the speaking to him regarding some swag :Niceone:
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Yeah he's off the coming week too, Max/Martin will deal with orders guys don't worry - it's a bit of an inside joke :Smile:
     
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  15. GSD2013 Premium Member Club Supporter

    Brindley Honda Cannock use 5W-30, I have the three year service plan, you have to pay the extra for the 0W-30.

    @Nels
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    I read this post and thought immediately of Liam Neeson and his famous line from Taken "I don't know who you are...." :goodluck:
     
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  16. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's great to feel loved.

    I'm just not looking forward to the hours of phone calls to UPS next Monday.
     
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  17. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    They use that for the whole group Dirk.
    I've paid for the 5 Year Service Plan, so that should mean they use the correct oil. There's no way I'm paying extra on top of that. I'd rather drive to a dealer that does things properly in the first place. If they skimp on this, what other corners will they cut?
     
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  18. GSD2013 Premium Member Club Supporter

    I see your point, Stoke is just a little to far for convenience.
     
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  19. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    It's 100 miles from me, and somehow I end up there at least once a month :Laughing:
     
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