Oil Changes for 2010 Acura RDX

How Often to Change 2010 Acura RDX Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2010 Acura RDX? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.

Your 2010 RDX’s oil should be changed according to Acura’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your RDX may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Acura RDX. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Acura RDX?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2010 Acura RDX motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2010 Acura RDX vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your RDX’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your RDX by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Acura? Your RDX engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Acura RDX 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's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2010 Acura RDX, defer to Acura's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Acura RDX Oil Change

The next time your Acura RDX needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Acura RDXs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2010 Acura RDXs. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your RDX 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.

2010 Acura RDX Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Acura RDX motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your RDX’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Acura RDX 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Acura RDX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2010 RDX

Give your RDX’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.