2011 Dodge Journey Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2011 Journey

Help your 2011 Journey engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

2011 Dodge Journey Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Dodge Journey? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2011 Dodge Journey Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Dodge Journey’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.

Dodge recommends having your 2011 Dodge Journey’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Journey may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Dodge Journey. 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 Dodge Journey?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Dodge Journey motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2011 Journey. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Journey’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Journey by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Dodge? We carry the best because your Journey deserves the best. Consult Dodge's recommendations to select the right  2011 Journey 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2011 Dodge Journey, refer to Dodge's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Dodge Journey Oil Change

The next time your Dodge Journey needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Dodge Journeys. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge Journey oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Journey’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2011 Dodge Journey Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Dodge Journey motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Dodge Journey engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge Journey 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. 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 Journey spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.