2001 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change Service

2001 Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2001 Hyundai Sonata Oil

Need more info about 2001 Hyundai Sonata oil changes? Turn to 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.”

Hyundai recommends having your 2001 Hyundai Sonata’s motor oil changed at regular 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Hyundai recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Hyundai Sonata. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2001 Hyundai Sonata?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Hyundai Sonata motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Hyundai has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2001 Sonata. 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 Sonata's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Sonata by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

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! 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, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Hyundai's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Hyundai Sonata.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Hyundai Sonata

When it's time for a 2001 Hyundai Sonata oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sonata’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Hyundai Sonatas. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sonata 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.

2001 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change Q&A

  • 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, these 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 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 Sonata spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Sonata

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