Oil Changes for 2001 Honda Civic

2001 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Honda Civic? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2001 Honda Civic Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Honda Civic’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Honda recommends having your 2001 Honda Civic’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Civic 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 2001 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 2001 Civic. 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, one of our techs will change your Civic’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Civic by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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  2001 Civic 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 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Honda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Honda Civic.

Where Can I Get a Honda Civic Oil Change

The next time your Honda Civic needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Honda vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2001 Civic oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Civic'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 2001 Honda Civic

  • Should I check my Honda Civic motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Honda Civic engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Civic 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. 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 Civic exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Civic

Help your 2001 Civic engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!