2001 Acura MDX Oil Change Service

2001 Acura MDX Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2001 Acura MDX Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Acura MDX’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 2001 Acura MDX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your MDX 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 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 areas, 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 MDX. 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 MDX Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Acura MDX motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2001 MDX. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your MDX’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your MDX deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Acura MDX 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 champions. For example, 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened 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 2001 Acura MDX.

Where to Go for 2001 Acura MDX Oil Change

The next time your Acura MDX needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Acura MDXs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Acura MDXs. Let the experts take care of your MDX’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 MDX

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Acura MDX? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Acura MDX engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Acura MDX oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 MDX exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2001 MDX

Help your 2001 Acura MDX run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.