2017 Honda Civic Oil Change

How Often to Change 2017 Honda Civic 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're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.

Honda recommends having your 2017 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 notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Honda Civic. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2017 Honda Civic?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2017 Honda Civic motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2017 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, one of our techs will change your Civic’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and odometer.

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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2017 Honda Civic, refer to Honda's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2017 Honda Civic Oil Change

When the time for your Civic’s next oil change rolls around, 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 engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2017 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. 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.

2017 Honda Civic Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Honda Civic motor oil level? 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, generate too much heat, and cause your Civic’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Honda Civic 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Honda Civic exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Civic

Help your 2017 Honda Civic run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.