Oil Changes for 1989 Hyundai Sonata

How Often to Get 1989 Hyundai Sonata Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 Hyundai Sonata? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1989 Sonata’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Sonata may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Hyundai Sonata. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

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

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1989 Sonata. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Sonata's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential 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

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sonata 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 Sonata 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1989 Hyundai Sonata, refer to Hyundai's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Sonata

When it's time for a 1989 Hyundai Sonata oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Hyundai Sonatas. 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 1989 Hyundai Sonatas. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sonata's engine. 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.

1989 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Sonata engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Hyundai Sonata engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Hyundai Sonata oil at home? 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai Sonata exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Sonata

Help your 1989 Sonata engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!