Most people have their own favorite brand of oil that they are convinced is superior to all other brands, but the reality of the situation is that any brand that meets the API standard that Honda specifies for your car will be fine. More than likely, the standard for your car is SN, and because this is the most up-to-date standard, I strongly suggest that you use “SN” oil of the same viscosity that is specified by Honda in your Owner’s Manual.
If Honda specifies synthetic oil, then you must use synthetic oil. Even if Honda doesn’t specify synthetic oil, you might want to use it if you live in an area where winter temperatures drop VERY low, due to the better lubricating properties of synthetic oil at extremely low temperatures.
Here is some very useful information regarding motor oil:
I would not use “re-usable” filters, but some may differ with me. I strongly suggest that you avoid any re-useable air filters that require you to oil them, as these filters can cause damage to sensors in the engine’s intake system. Whether you buy genuine Honda filters ( available in bulk, online, at a significant discount) or aftermarket filters, just make sure that any aftermarket filters you buy are of a recognized brand. Do NOT buy “white box” unbranded filters from China unless you want to risk damage to your engine.
Don’t forget the most often overlooked part of car maintenance, namely changing the PCV valve every 30k miles or so. Failure to do that can lead to performance problems, a build-up of damaging sludge, and oil leaks, due to increased back pressure in the crankcase.
Additionally, even if Honda’s maintenance schedule doesn’t mention it, you need to change your automatic transmission fluid every 30k miles–if you want to get the maximum lifespan from the transmission. And, be sure to use ONLY genuine Honda transmission fluid, as Hondas are notoriously intolerant of any fluid other than the specification of their own fluid.