2001 Acura CL Oil Change

2001 Acura CL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Acura CL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2001 Acura CL Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Acura CL’s oil changed? 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, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2001 CL’s oil should be changed according to Acura’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your CL in the above table. 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Acura if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Acura CL motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2001 CL. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your CL's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2001 Acura CL, defer to Acura's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2001 Acura CL Oil Change

The next time your Acura CL needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Acura CLs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2001 CL oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your CL’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2001 Acura CL

  • Should I check my Acura CL motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Acura CL engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Acura CL oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Acura CL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2001 CL

Help your 2001 CL engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!