Oil Changes for 2012 Dodge Charger

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Charger

Help your 2012 Dodge Charger run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

2012 Dodge Charger Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2012 Dodge Charger Oil Changes

Need more info about 2012 Dodge Charger oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2012 Charger’s oil should be changed according to Dodge’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Charger in the above table. Outside of Dodge-recommended oil change intervals, your Charger 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 notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Dodge if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Dodge Charger. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Dodge Charger?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Dodge Charger motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Dodge has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Charger. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Charger's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Charger by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Charger 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 Dodge Charger 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] And 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline 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. Always refer to Dodge's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Dodge Charger.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Dodge Charger

When the time for your Charger’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Dodge vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge Charger oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Charger 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Dodge Charger

  • What can low oil do to my Dodge Charger engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Dodge Charger engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Dodge exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.