2018 Honda Pilot Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 2018 Honda Pilot Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Honda Pilot? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 changing your 2018 Pilot’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Pilot may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Honda Pilot. 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 Pilot Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Honda Pilot motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2018 Pilot. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Pilot's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Pilot engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Honda's recommendations to select the right  2018 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 proven winners. For instance, 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous 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 2018 Honda Pilot.

Where to Go for 2018 Honda Pilot Oil Change

When the time for your Pilot’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Pilot’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2018 Pilot oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Pilot’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2018 Honda Pilot Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Honda Pilot engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pilot’s 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? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Honda Pilot spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Honda Pilot Oil Changed

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