2012 Hyundai Equus Oil Change

2012 Hyundai Equus Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2012 Hyundai Equus Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Hyundai Equus’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 2012 Equus’s oil should be changed according to Hyundai’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Equus in the above table. Outside of Hyundai-recommended oil change intervals, your Equus may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Hyundai recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Hyundai Equus. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Hyundai Equus?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Hyundai Equus. Hyundai has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 Equus. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Equus's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Equus by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Hyundai? We carry the best because your Equus deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Hyundai Equus 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, 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. 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 withstand rugged 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 2012 Hyundai Equus.

Where Can I Get a Hyundai Equus Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Hyundai Equus 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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 Hyundai Equuss. Let the experts take care of your Equus’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2012 Hyundai Equus Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Hyundai Equus? 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 Equus engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Hyundai Equus oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Equus

Help your 2012 Hyundai Equus run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.