Oil Changes for 1998 Acura SLX

1998 Acura SLX Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1998 Acura SLX Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Acura SLX’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 1998 SLX’s oil should be changed according to Acura’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Acura-recommended oil change intervals, your SLX may need an oil change if your check engine 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Acura SLX. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Acura SLX?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Acura SLX motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1998 Acura SLX vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your SLX’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your SLX deserves 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1998 Acura SLX, refer to Acura's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Acura SLX Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Acura SLX oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Acura vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Acura SLX 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 SLX's engine. 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.

1998 Acura SLX Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Acura SLX motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Acura SLX engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Acura SLX oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 SLX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Acura SLX

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