1997 Honda CR-V Oil Change Service

1997 Honda CR-V Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1997 Honda CR-V Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Honda CR-V? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 1997 CR-V’s oil should be changed according to Honda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your CR-V in the above table. Your CR-V may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Honda CR-V. 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 CR-V Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Honda CR-V motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Honda CR-V vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your CR-V’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential 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 habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your CR-V deserves 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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 feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed 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. Always refer to Honda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Honda CR-V.

Where to Go for 1997 Honda CR-V Oil Change

The next time your Honda CR-V needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Honda vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1997 CR-V oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your CR-V'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.

1997 Honda CR-V Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Honda CR-V engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Honda CR-V engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Honda CR-V oil at home? 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, 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 the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 CR-V

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