2003 Honda Pilot Oil Change

2003 Honda Pilot Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2003 Honda Pilot Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Honda Pilot’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2003 Honda Pilot’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Pilot may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Honda Pilot. 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 Type of Oil Does My Honda Pilot Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2003 Honda Pilot motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Honda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Pilot. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Pilot’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Honda? We carry the best because your Pilot deserves the best. Consult Honda's recommendations to select the right  2003 Pilot 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 Pilot, refer to Honda's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Honda Pilot Oil Change

The next time your Honda Pilot needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Honda vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2003 Pilot oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Pilot 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 Pilot Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Honda Pilot engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Honda Pilot engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Pilot 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 Pilot spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Pilot

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