Oil Changes for 2004 Acura TL

How Often to Change 2004 Acura TL Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2004 Acura TL? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Acura recommends having your 2004 Acura TL’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your TL may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Acura if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Acura TL. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2004 Acura TL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2004 Acura TL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2004 TL. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your TL's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your TL by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Acura? Your TL 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 TL 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 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Always refer to Acura's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2004 Acura TL.

Where Can I Get a Acura TL Oil Change

The next time your Acura TL needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Acura vehicles. 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 2004 Acura TLs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your TL'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.

2004 Acura TL Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Acura TL motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Acura TL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Acura TL 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Acura exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Acura TL

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