2014 Honda Accord Oil Change: Steps, Tips, and FAQs

If you own a 2014 Honda Accord with a four-cylinder engine, this guide will walk you through the process of changing the oil in your vehicle. For this demonstration, we’ll be using Mobil 1 0W-20 full synthetic oil and a FRAM oil filter. Keep in mind that while synthetic oil is recommended in the manual, it’s not a strict requirement.

First, ensure that your car is on jack stands with a backup jack underneath the vehicle for added safety. Additionally, it’s best to perform an oil change when the engine is warm, as warm oil flows more easily.

Next, you’ll want to loosen the 17-millimeter drain bolt to start the oil draining process. Once the oil begins to drip, remove the bolt, replace the washer if necessary, and tighten it to 30 foot-pounds of torque.

Now, it’s time to loosen the oil filter using a specialized tool or by hand if you’re able to. Be sure to have a container ready to catch the oil as you remove the filter. Check that the gasket from the old filter isn’t stuck to the engine block to avoid any leaks. Additionally, lubricate the gasket on the new filter before installing it by hand. Tighten the filter as much as you can without using any tools.

After the filter is in place, add approximately four and a half quarts of oil. Once the car is on the ground, check the oil level using a dipstick to ensure it’s at the appropriate level.

Finally, you’ll need to reset the maintenance light. Consult your car’s manual for specific instructions, but generally, this involves turning the ignition switch to the accessory position without starting the engine. You can then reset the engine oil life indicator by following the steps outlined in the manual.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed your car’s oil. We hope you found this guide helpful and thank you for watching.

What type of oil should I use for a 2014 Honda Accord four-cylinder?

You can use mobile 1-0 w20 full synthetic oil. The manual says it is okay to use.

How many quarts of oil are needed for a 2014 Honda Accord four-cylinder?

You will need four and a half quarts of oil, so it’s recommended to buy a 5 quart container.

How do I reset the maintenance light after changing the oil?

To reset the maintenance light, follow these steps: turn the ignition switch to accessory, but the engine is not on. Display the engine oil life by repeatedly pressing the select reset knob. After 10 seconds, the engine oil life indicator and the maintenance item codes will blink. Then press the knob again and hold it for five more seconds. The maintenance light should disappear and the engine oil life should show 100 percent.

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