2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil

Need more info about 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2003 Santa Fe’s oil should be changed according to Hyundai’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Santa Fe in the above table. Outside of Hyundai-recommended oil change intervals, your Santa Fe may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Hyundai if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Hyundai Santa Fe Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Santa Fe’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other 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 style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Santa Fe deserves 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, defer to Hyundai's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change

When the time for your Santa Fe’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Santa Fe’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2003 Santa Fe oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Santa Fe'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.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Santa Fe engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Hyundai Santa Fe engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Hyundai oil on my own? 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 Santa Fe exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Help your 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.