Oil Changes for 1998 Acura CL

1998 Acura CL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Acura CL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Acura CL Oil Changes

Need more info about 1998 Acura CL oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 1998 CL’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your CL may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Acura CL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Acura CL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Acura CL vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your CL's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your CL by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Acura? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Acura CL oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Acura CL, refer to Acura's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Acura CL Oil Change

When the time for your CL’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Acura vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Acura CL oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your CL's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1998 Acura CL Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Acura CL engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Acura CL 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Acura exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Acura CL Oil Changed

Help your 1998 CL engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!