Oil Changes for 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Hyundai Elantra Oil Changes

Need more info about 2012 Hyundai Elantra oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2012 Elantra’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Elantra may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Hyundai Elantra. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Hyundai Elantra?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Hyundai Elantra motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Elantra. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Elantra’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire 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 mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Hyundai? We carry the best because your Elantra deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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] And Pennzoil? 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Hyundai's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Hyundai Elantra.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Elantra

When it's time for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Hyundai vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2012 Elantra oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Elantra 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 2012 Hyundai Elantra

  • 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 excess heat, and cause your Hyundai Elantra engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Hyundai Elantra oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 Elantra exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Elantra

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