Oil Changes for 1997 Acura CL

1997 Acura CL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Acura CL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Acura CL Oil

Need more info about 1997 Acura CL oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Acura recommends having your 1997 Acura CL’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your CL may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Acura recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Acura CL. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Acura CL Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Acura CL. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Acura CL vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your CL’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your CL by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Acura's recommendations to select the right  1997 CL oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Acura's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Acura CL.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Acura CL

When it's time for a 1997 Acura CL oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Acura CLs. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Acura CL oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your CL’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1997 Acura CL Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Acura CL? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your CL’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Acura CL oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Acura exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 CL

Help your 1997 Acura CL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.