Oil Changes for 2003 Honda CR-V

2003 Honda CR-V Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Honda CR-V? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2003 Honda CR-V Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2003 Honda CR-V? Get the advice you need at 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 2003 CR-V’s oil should be changed according to Honda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Honda-recommended oil change intervals, your CR-V may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of 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, 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 CR-V. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Honda CR-V?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Honda CR-V motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Honda CR-V vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your CR-V’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your CR-V by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your CR-V 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. 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 overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Honda CR-V, refer to Honda's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2003 Honda CR-V Oil Change

When the time for your CR-V’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your CR-V’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2003 Honda CR-Vs. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your CR-V today. 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.

2003 Honda CR-V Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda CR-V? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Honda CR-V engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Honda CR-V oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 CR-V

Help your 2003 Honda CR-V run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.