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i can use conventional oil once in a while when mostly using synthetic -honda accord 2006

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i can use conventional oil once in a while when mostly using synthetic -honda accord 2006

i am mostly using syntehtic oil for my honda accord 2006, but since i have the coupon to get conventional change free ( actual cost about 10$ tax inc) at canadiantire, is there any good to put conventional oil in one time to use coupon and next time go back to synthetic?
because if i change the synthetic oil at canadian tires, after subtract the coupon value, it is about the same price as i change systhetic oil at my mechanics shop, so it is not bother.
either i change conventional oil this time for 10$, or just discard rhe coupon and change at my mechanics , for about 70$
i would like to make sure if i change conventional oil, any harm? or it is just not worth it?
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Your engine is going to blow up.

Not from using conventional oil but from using CanadianTire to do your oil change.
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No reason you can't use normal oil vs synthetic. However, RFD'ers don't let other RFD'ers go to Canadian Tire for car work, not even for a wiper change, so I'm going to say NO, don't do it!

Give the coupon to your worst enemy. Maybe you'll become friends, he'll pay for what he did to you, and you save your car.
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You couldn't pay people to get their oil changed at Canadian tire...
Most would agree here not to go there.
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LOL oil change at Canadiantire. Why? Not even worth it for free. Stick to Synthetic and never go to Canadiantire.
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Yes to synthetic and no to Cdn Tire. Insist on OEM filter and learn to do it yourself.
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Go in for a $10 dollar oil change, come out with a $2K shocks and alignment.
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The harm will come from Canadian Tire, not the one time conventional.
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We can be a little unfair to CTC at times. They do have qualified, licensed mechanics but they also seem to have more than their share of horror stories. In fairness, I have had horror stories at CTC, dealerships, and indies and I have to say that the dealership experience is the best of them. Of course, we complain about the price of dealership service so they really can't win, can they?
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talmcgill wrote: i am mostly using syntehtic oil for my honda accord 2006, but since i have the coupon to get conventional change free ( actual cost about 10$ tax inc) at canadiantire, is there any good to put conventional oil in one time to use coupon and next time go back to synthetic?
because if i change the synthetic oil at canadian tires, after subtract the coupon value, it is about the same price as i change systhetic oil at my mechanics shop, so it is not bother.
either i change conventional oil this time for 10$, or just discard rhe coupon and change at my mechanics , for about 70$
i would like to make sure if i change conventional oil, any harm? or it is just not worth it?
CT "free" oil change is a trick/ loss leader

You also a "free" CT safety inspection that will find $$$$ of "urgent, must be repaired now !!!,

"brakes only 5% left, must repair now,
"transmission fluid is at 10%, must flush now!!! "
"power steering fluid is at 15% , must flush now !!!"
"if you leave without this urgent work, you must sign this liability release absolving us of any blame because your car will become permanently damaged"

CT service guys get extra paid commission $$$ on any extra work they can sell you
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CaptSmethwick wrote: We can be a little unfair to CTC at times. They do have qualified, licensed mechanics but they also seem to have more than their share of horror stories. In fairness, I have had horror stories at CTC, dealerships, and indies and I have to say that the dealership experience is the best of them. Of course, we complain about the price of dealership service so they really can't win, can they?
It massively depends on the business model of the said repair shop. If the business model is incentivizing questionable upselling to milk the customer, then the shop is going to be terrible ethically no matter what it is.

Effectively you want a shop that's more incentivized in customer volume, effectively a busy shop that doesn't need their customers to return often or need expensive repairs and can still make excellent profit even from mostly maintenance. The business model here is built on customer trust in the shop, this incentivizes the customer to help them by having friends and family use this shop's services as a reward for treating them well.

Dealerships can have it slightly harder because they're always at the highest end of the cost spectrum. If the service advisor is allowed to do their job ethically correct they can closely mimic an indie shop, they just need to make the customer satisfied that despite being on the high end of repair cost that there was value in returning to the dealership over an indie. Thus a customer will be seeking a specific service advisor, of course if they change dealerships or job...this can cut a customer loose if they don't like the other service advisors versus an indie shop which won't go anywhere unless the mechanic retires or sells shop.
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Yes, as long as you use the same oil viscosity, you can get away with interchanging between conventional and synthetic oil on an '06 Honda (especially if it's just this once). Just note the different oil change intervals... conventional oils need to be changed every 3-4 months, whereas synthetics are usually every 8-12 months.

If it was a turbo or high performance engine of some sort, it probably wouldn't be as good of an idea.
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Phonophoresis wrote: Yes, as long as you use the same oil viscosity, you can get away with interchanging between conventional and synthetic oil on an '06 Honda (especially if it's just this once). Just note the different oil change intervals... conventional oils need to be changed every 3-4 months, whereas synthetics are usually every 8-12 months.

If it was a turbo or high performance engine of some sort, it probably wouldn't be as good of an idea.
I doubt a 2006 honda accord is either.
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Burn the coupon, thank us all later
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Phonophoresis wrote: Yes, as long as you use the same oil viscosity, you can get away with interchanging between conventional and synthetic oil on an '06 Honda (especially if it's just this once). Just note the different oil change intervals... conventional oils need to be changed every 3-4 months, whereas synthetics are usually every 8-12 months.

If it was a turbo or high performance engine of some sort, it probably wouldn't be as good of an idea.
And you pulled those numbers from where? Your arse?

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