1998 Honda Prelude Oil Change

1998 Honda Prelude Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Honda Prelude? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Honda Prelude Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Honda Prelude’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Honda recommends having your 1998 Honda Prelude’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Prelude in the above table. Outside of Honda-recommended oil change intervals, your Prelude may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, 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 Prelude. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

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

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Honda Prelude motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1998 Prelude. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving 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 Prelude's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect 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, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Prelude deserves the best. Consult Honda's recommendations to select the right  1998 Prelude 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 champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Honda Prelude, defer to Honda's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Honda Prelude

When the time for your Prelude’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Prelude’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Honda Prelude oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Prelude’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 1998 Honda Prelude

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Honda Prelude? 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 Prelude engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Honda Prelude 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce 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 Prelude exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Prelude

Help your 1998 Prelude engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!