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What type of oil does the 2005 Honda Civic need?

What type of oil should I buy for my 2005 Honda Civic? I already have some engine oil in my garage, but I’m not sure if it’s the right type for my Civic or if I need to buy more.

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Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The 2005
Honda Civic
requires five quarts of 5W-20 grade fully synthetic motor oil in order to function properly. If you already have this type of oil on your garage shelf, this will definitely work for your car! If your oil is of a different grade or type, however, you should purchase a new container of oil. Using the wrong type of motor oil in your car can damage your engine.
It’s also important to note that engine oil can expire, so you should check the expiration date on your existing container of motor oil before attempting to use it. If the oil is expired, it’s best to buy a new bottle.
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