1998 Honda Civic Oil Change Service

1998 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Honda Civic? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Honda Civic Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Honda Civic’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 1998 Civic’s oil should be changed according to Honda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Civic in the above table. Outside of Honda-recommended oil change intervals, your Civic 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 excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Honda if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Honda Civic. 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 1998 Honda Civic?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Honda Civic. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 Civic. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Civic’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Civic 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 Honda Civic 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Honda Civic, refer to Honda's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1998 Honda Civic Oil Change

When the time for your Civic’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Civic’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Honda Civic oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Civic 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.

1998 Honda Civic Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda Civic? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Honda Civic engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Honda oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Honda exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Civic

Help your 1998 Honda Civic run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.