Oil Changes for 2003 Acura MDX

2003 Acura MDX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Acura MDX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2003 Acura MDX Engine Oil

Need more info about 2003 Acura MDX oil changes? Look no further than 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.”

Acura recommends having your 2003 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 notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Acura recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2003 Acura MDX motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Acura has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Acura MDX vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your MDX’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your MDX engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Acura MDX, refer to Acura's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Acura MDX

When it's time for a 2003 Acura MDX oil change, you know where to go! 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. Find out how much your Acura MDX 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 MDX'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.

2003 Acura MDX Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Acura MDX engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Acura MDX engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Acura MDX oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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? 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Acura MDX Oil Changed

Help your 2003 MDX engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!