Oil Changes for 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Hyundai Elantra? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Hyundai Elantra Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Hyundai Elantra? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Hyundai recommends having your 2008 Hyundai Elantra’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Elantra may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Hyundai if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Hyundai Elantra. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Hyundai Elantra Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2008 Hyundai Elantra motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2008 Elantra. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Elantra’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Elantra deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Hyundai Elantra 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. 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 fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Hyundai Elantra, defer to Hyundai's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Hyundai Elantra Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Hyundai Elantra oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Hyundai Elantras. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2008 Hyundai Elantras. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Elantra's engine. 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 2008 Hyundai Elantra

  • Should I check my Hyundai Elantra motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Elantra’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Hyundai Elantra oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce 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. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Hyundai Elantra Oil Changed

Help your 2008 Elantra engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!