2011 Hyundai Elantra Oil Change

2011 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2011 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 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 2011 Elantra’s oil should be changed according to Hyundai’s recommended oil change 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Hyundai recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2011 Hyundai Elantra?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Hyundai Elantra. Hyundai has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2011 Hyundai Elantra vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Elantra’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Elantra by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Hyundai? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified 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 2011 Hyundai Elantra.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Elantra

The next time your Hyundai Elantra needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Hyundai Elantras. 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. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Elantra's engine. 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.

2011 Hyundai Elantra Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Elantra engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Elantra’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Hyundai Elantra 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai Elantra spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Hyundai Elantra Oil Changed

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