2016 Acura TLX Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 2016 Acura TLX Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Acura TLX’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2016 TLX’s oil should be changed according to Acura’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your TLX may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Acura TLX. 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 TLX?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2016 Acura TLX motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2016 TLX. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your TLX’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your TLX by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Acura? We carry the best because your TLX deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Acura TLX 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Acura's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2016 Acura TLX.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Acura TLX

When the time for your TLX’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Acura TLXs. 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 TLX oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your TLX’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2016 Acura TLX Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Acura TLX? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Acura TLX engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Acura TLX oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 TLX exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Acura TLX

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