1986 Hyundai Excel Oil Change

How Often to Change 1986 Hyundai Excel Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Hyundai Excel? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1986 Excel’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Hyundai-recommended oil change intervals, your Excel may need an oil change if your check engine 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Hyundai Excel. 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 Type of Oil Does My Hyundai Excel Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Hyundai Excel. Hyundai has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Excel. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Excel’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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 odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Excel deserves the best. Consult Hyundai's recommendations to select the right  1986 Excel 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 proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Hyundai Excel, refer to Hyundai's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Hyundai Excel Oil Change

When it's time for a 1986 Hyundai Excel oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Hyundai Excels. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Hyundai Excels. Let the experts take care of your Excel’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1986 Hyundai Excel

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Excel engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Hyundai Excel engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Hyundai Excel oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai Excel spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Hyundai Excel Oil Changed

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