2012 Honda Insight Oil Change

How Often to Get 2012 Honda Insight Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Honda Insight’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Honda recommends having your 2012 Honda Insight’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Insight in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Insight may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Honda Insight. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Honda Insight Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Honda Insight motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Honda Insight vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Insight'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 drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Insight 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 Insight 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Honda Insight, defer to Honda's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Honda Insight Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Honda Insight oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Insight’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 Honda Insights. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Insight's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Honda Insight

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda Insight? 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 Insight engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Insight 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Insight

Help your 2012 Honda Insight run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.