The demand for low viscosity engine oil was projected to increase from last 2 years due to raising fuel price and green initiative. With today’s engine oil technology, the low viscosity formulation is aims to reduce friction effectively and most importantly, higher efficiency as it help the engine to use less fuel.
Recently, Honda Malaysia introduced a new Honda fully synthetic engine Oil SM 0W-20. This engine oil is suitable to all Honda models except Civic Type R and Accord V6 3.5. Bear in mind, this oil is recommended for gentle light-footed drivers and not recommended for high-performance drives.
Since my Honda Insight is due for an oil change, I chose the new SM 0W-20 fully synthetic oil instead of SM 5W-30 synthetic oil. After the oil change, I immediately feel the difference as it offers a better acceleration response.
Since the hybrid vehicles like Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid are operate with stop-start, this oil able to offer extra protection against deposits for stop-and-start engine condition.
All Individual driving behaviours could be different and traffic congestion is also one of the factors that burning our precious fuel unproductively. Based on my daily route, the onboard indicator displays the new mileage is now having an average of 15.8km/litre from 14.9km/litre. To me, it is a great gain.
If you are planning to send your Honda for service, why not try the new 0W-20 fully synthetic oil. I believe you will be as satisfied as me.