1998 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change

1998 Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Hyundai Sonata? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Hyundai Sonata Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Hyundai Sonata? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 1998 Sonata’s oil should be changed according to Hyundai’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Hyundai-recommended oil change intervals, your Sonata may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Hyundai Sonata. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Hyundai Sonata?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Hyundai Sonata motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Hyundai Sonata vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Sonata's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 Sonata by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Hyundai? Your Sonata engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Hyundai Sonata, defer to Hyundai's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Sonata

When it's time for a 1998 Hyundai Sonata 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 quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Hyundai Sonatas. Let the experts take care of your Sonata’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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Hyundai Sonata

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Hyundai Sonata? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Hyundai Sonata engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Hyundai Sonata oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Sonata

Help your 1998 Sonata engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!