Oil Changes for 2001 Hyundai Elantra

2001 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Hyundai Elantra? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2001 Hyundai Elantra Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Hyundai Elantra’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.”

Hyundai recommends changing your 2001 Elantra’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Elantra 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Hyundai recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Hyundai Elantra. 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 Hyundai Elantra Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Hyundai Elantra motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2001 Elantra. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Elantra's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Elantra by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Hyundai's recommendations to select the right  2001 Elantra 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Hyundai's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Hyundai Elantra.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Elantra

When it's time for a 2001 Hyundai Elantra oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Hyundai vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Hyundai Elantra oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Elantra today. 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 2001 Hyundai Elantra

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Hyundai Elantra? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Hyundai Elantra engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Hyundai oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Elantra

Help your 2001 Hyundai Elantra run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.