2004 Honda Civic Oil Change

2004 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Honda Civic? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2004 Honda Civic Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2004 Honda Civic? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Your 2004 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Honda Civic?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2004 Honda Civic motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2004 Civic. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Civic's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other 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 Civic by considering your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Civic engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Honda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2004 Honda Civic.

Where Can I Get a Honda Civic Oil Change

The next time your Honda Civic needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Civic’s engine. 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 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.

2004 Honda Civic Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Honda Civic motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Civic’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Honda oil on my own? 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Honda Civic exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Honda Civic Oil Changed

Give your Civic’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.