The 2010 Honda Insight has an engine oil capacity of 3.2 quarts, which is how much engine oil you should pour into your engine during an oil change.
One great way to save money on your car ownership costs is by doing your oil changes at home—it’s easy to do and only takes about thirty minutes. But to make sure that you’re doing it correctly, and not harming your engine, you’ll need to use the right oil and know your engine’s oil capacity.
2010 Honda Insight engine oil capacity
The 2010 Honda Insight has an engine oil capacity of 3.2 quarts. This is the maximum amount of engine oil you can pour into your car during an oil change.
The 2010 Honda Insight has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. Note that the “1.3 liters” refers to the engine displacement, which is how much total volume the cylinders take up. This is unrelated to the engine oil capacity, so make sure you don’t confuse these two numbers.
What kind of oil does a 2010 Honda Insight need?
With so many different types of engine oil available, it's important to choose the right type to put into your Honda. Thankfully, your Honda Insight owner’s manual tells you exactly what type of oil is right for your car: in this case, you’ll want to look for 0W-20 synthetic oil.
Synthetic oil is specially made to allow more time between services and will help you have a healthier engine. The numbers in the oil type explain the engine oil’s viscosity or thickness. The first number is the viscosity at cold temperatures, while the second number is the viscosity at regular engine operating temperature (around 212 degrees Fahrenheit).
Here are some brands to choose from for your 2010 Honda Insight engine oil:
How often to change oil on a 2010 Honda Insight
For oil changes, it's smart to adhere to your the manufacturer’s recommended oil change interval.
While many synthetic oils claim you can go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes, the 2010 Honda Insight owner’s manual suggests that you should change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
While you shouldn’t wait longer than this, there are some cases where you’ll need to change your oil earlier than the recommended interval. Be on the lookout for the following signs that you need an oil change:
How to change your oil and oil filter
You’re now ready to change your oil at home. To do so, you’ll need a wrench, a drain pan, a new filter, and a bottle of your chosen engine oil.
Start by running your engine for a few minutes. Having your engine close to its normal operating temperature will help the oil flow out more easily.
That’s it! You’ve changed your oil without taking it to the shop.
The final step is disposing of the old engine oil. You’ll need to bring it to a recycling center in a sealed container—don’t just dump it or put it in the trash.
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