2012 Chrysler 200 Oil Change

2012 Chrysler 200 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Chrysler 200? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Chrysler 200 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Chrysler 200’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 2012 200’s oil should be changed according to Chrysler’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Chrysler-recommended oil change intervals, your 200 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chrysler if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chrysler 200. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Chrysler 200 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Chrysler 200 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chrysler has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 200. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 200's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chryslers

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Chrysler's recommendations to select the right  2012 200 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. 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 fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chrysler's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Chrysler 200.

Where Can I Get a Chrysler 200 Oil Change

When the time for your 200’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 200’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 Chrysler 200s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 200 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Chrysler 200

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chrysler 200? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Chrysler 200 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chrysler 200 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Chrysler 200 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro 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 Your Chrysler 200 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 200 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!