The quality of oil is extremely important when it comes to your vehicle and can have a positive effect on your engine’s capabilities.  That’s why General Motors has developed DEXOS, a synthetic blend oil.  Dexos not only increases your fuel efficiency, but extends the life of your emissions system, requires fewer oil changes on your vehicle and has a positive effect on the environment by producing fewer emissions.  This high quality oil has been formatted to demanding specifications in the industry. Its requirements have been made up from a combination of some of the most rigorous tests in the industry, such as those from the American Petroleum Institute and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.  A higher viscosity oil, Dexos is half the price of synthetic oil, yet it has the same qualities and advantages as synthetic.   

All General Motors 2011 and later models are required to operate on Dexos oil.  Only oils displaying green or blue Dexos ™ trademark icon on the front label, have been certified and licensed by General Motors as meeting the tough performance requirements.  If the oil you are considering does not have this symbol, be assured it has not gone through GM’s rigorous testing.

The key features to take away are:

GM Dexos1 ™

  • Exhibits improved oxidization and water performance which provides improved fuel economy.
  • Increased piston cleanliness delivers maximum engine performances.
  • Lower volatility delivers reduced oil consumption.
  • Greater viscosity control helps deliver improved fuel economy.

If you have any questions about DEXOS Oil or would like to schedule an oil change, please feel free to contact us at one of our two locations – Queenston on Centennial or Queenston on the Mountain.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: General Motors Canada


You may or may not be aware that Honda has made a switch to a full synthetic motor oil for all 2011 and newer models.  There are numerous benefits to synthetic oil, and it is important that you, as a Honda customer, know what they are. 

Engines operate at extreme temperatures and require substantial lubrication to operate at their maximum capacity.  Petroleum based motor oils are mineral based, which start to breakdown at high temperatures, shortening the engine life.  Synthetic oils do not break down, which allow for a cleaner running engine.  The thinner viscosity of Honda’s 0W-20 synthetic oil is another important feature.  Oil naturally thickens at lower temperatures and thins at higher, thus, the thinner the viscosity the better.  Since the properties of Honda’s synthetic engine oil are thin, it has a low viscosity, allowing the oil to flow faster and circulate more freely then petroleum based engine oils.  This makes synthetic oil essential to your vehicle’s peak performance, minimizing the wear on your engine’s internal components.  Honda synthetics simply offer better engine protection, performance, and better flow in cold starts then when using traditional motor oil. 

The key features to take away are:

  • Full synthetic formulation provides advanced protection against oil breakdown and a cleaner running engine.
  • Ultra-low viscosity  grade improves fuel economy and power, with reduced friction
  • Superior to conventional motor oils for high and low temperature engine wear and protection
  • Improves cold start protection, which is when most engine wear takes place

If you are interested in Honda’s 0W-20 Synthetic motor oil and are wondering about its compatibility with your vehicle’s engine, or you have any additional questions, please contact us at Image Honda 1-888-375-5914.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Honda Canada