Oil Changes for 1997 Honda Accord

1997 Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Honda Accord? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Honda Accord Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Honda Accord? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Honda recommends changing your 1997 Accord’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Accord may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Honda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Honda Accord. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Honda Accord Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Honda Accord motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Honda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1997 Honda Accord vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Accord's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Honda? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Honda's recommendations to select the right  1997 Accord 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, 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 fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Honda Accord, defer to Honda's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Honda Accord

The next time your Honda Accord needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Accord’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Honda Accord oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Accord’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.

1997 Honda Accord Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda Accord? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Honda Accord engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Accord oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Honda Accord spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Accord

Help your 1997 Accord engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!