2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Hyundai Santa Fe’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Hyundai recommends changing your 2001 Santa Fe’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Santa Fe may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Hyundai Santa Fe. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Hyundai Santa Fe?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2001 Santa Fe. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Santa Fe's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other 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 style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Santa Fe engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Hyundai Santa Fe 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 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, defer to Hyundai's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change

The next time your Hyundai Santa Fe needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Hyundai Santa Fes. 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 2001 Hyundai Santa Fes. Let the experts take care of your Santa Fe’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 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Santa Fe engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Santa Fe’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Hyundai oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 Santa Fe spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2001 Santa Fe

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