2006 Honda Element Oil Change

2006 Honda Element Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Honda Element? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2006 Honda Element Oil

Need more info about 2006 Honda Element oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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.

Your 2006 Element’s oil should be changed according to Honda’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Honda-recommended oil change intervals, your Element may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Honda Element. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Honda Element?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2006 Honda Element motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2006 Element. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Element’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 Element by considering your driving style, 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  2006 Element 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Honda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2006 Honda Element.

Where Can I Get a Honda Element Oil Change

When the time for your Element’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Honda Elements. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Honda Element oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Element'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.

2006 Honda Element Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda Element? 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 Honda Element engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Element oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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? 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Honda Element Oil Changed

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