2002 Hyundai Accent Oil Change

2002 Hyundai Accent Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Hyundai Accent? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2002 Hyundai Accent Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2002 Hyundai Accent? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 2002 Accent’s oil should be changed according to Hyundai’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Accent in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Accent may need its oil changed ASAP 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 Hyundai if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Hyundai Accent. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2002 Hyundai Accent?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2002 Hyundai Accent motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Hyundai has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2002 Accent. 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, an auto technician will change your Accent’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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 the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Accent deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Hyundai Accent 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 champions. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2002 Hyundai Accent, refer to Hyundai's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Hyundai Accent Oil Change

When it's time for a 2002 Hyundai Accent oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Accent’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2002 Accent oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Accent 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2002 Hyundai Accent

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Hyundai Accent? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Hyundai Accent engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Hyundai Accent 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai Accent 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, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Hyundai Accent Oil Changed

Help your 2002 Hyundai Accent run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.