Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-9lo0wnjs:173:8

Q: Changing to synthetic oil

asked by on

My 2000 Honda Accord needs an oil change. I am wanting to change to synthetic oil, but I don’t know what type of synthetic to switch to? Full synthetic, synthetic blend, or stay with conventional oil. I would prefer to change to synthetic. The car has 100,000 miles on it.

A: Your car would be happy to make the switch ...

Your car would be happy to make the switch to either a full synthetic, or a synthetic blend; both would be an upgrade from a conventional motor oil. Full synthetic oil will be the most expensive, but it also yields the longest change intervals, reducing the frequency of your oil changes which should offset the added cost of the oil. The most important part of switching to a new oil is to be certain that you are still getting the correct viscosity oil that the manufacturer recommends. If you would like to know more about synthetic vs conventional oils, read here.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How much engine oil do I need for my Vauxhall insigna for a service

Hello thank you for writing in. The engine's oil capacity depends in the size. Most sizes of engine for this make of vehicle take 4.5 quarts of 5w30 motor oil. The type of oil will also depend in if you...

Q: Need an oil change

BMW high performance synthetic 5w40 or 5w30 or equal weight synthetic oil will be best for your car. A certified mobile mechanic from YourMechanic can do an oil change at your home or office.

Q: Rough idling - 1990 Chevrolet G30

This could be an issue with a blown head gasket. This would require a professional mechanic to check engine compression as well. This can occur without causing oil/coolant mixing. If you are still having trouble, a certified technician from YourMechanic...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...