2008 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change

2008 Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Hyundai Sonata? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Hyundai Sonata Oil

Need more info about 2008 Hyundai Sonata oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 2008 Sonata’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Sonata may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Hyundai if you regularly 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 you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Hyundai Sonata motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Hyundai has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Sonata. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Sonata’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Hyundais

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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] And 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Hyundai Sonata, defer to Hyundai's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 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'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Hyundai Sonata oil change will cost by calling ahead. 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.

2008 Hyundai Sonata Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Hyundai Sonata engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Hyundai Sonata engine to fail. 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Hyundai exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai Sonata

Help your 2008 Hyundai Sonata run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.