2003 Dodge Dakota Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Dodge Dakota

Help your 2003 Dodge Dakota run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Change 2003 Dodge Dakota Oil

Need more info about 2003 Dodge Dakota oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 2003 Dakota’s oil should be changed according to Dodge’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Dodge-recommended oil change intervals, your Dakota may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Dodge recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Dodge Dakota. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2003 Dodge Dakota?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Dodge Dakota. Dodge has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Dodge Dakota vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Dakota’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Dakota by considering your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Dodge? Your Dakota engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Dodge's recommendations to select the right  2003 Dakota 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 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] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Dodge Dakota, refer to Dodge's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Dodge Dakota Oil Change

When the time for your Dakota’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 Dodge Dakotas. 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 2003 Dodge Dakotas. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Dakota's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 2003 Dodge Dakota

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Dodge Dakota? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Dakota’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Dodge exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.