1998 Lexus ES300 Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 ES300

Give your ES300’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

1998 Lexus ES300 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Lexus ES300? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Lexus ES300 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Lexus ES300? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Lexus recommends having your 1998 Lexus ES300’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your ES300 in the above table. Outside of Lexus-recommended oil change intervals, your ES300 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Lexus recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Lexus ES300. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Lexus ES300 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Lexus ES300. Lexus has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 ES300. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your ES300’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 preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lexuss

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Lexus? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Lexus's recommendations to select the right  1998 ES300 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Lexus ES300, refer to Lexus's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Lexus ES300

The next time your Lexus ES300 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Lexus vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1998 ES300 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your ES300 today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Lexus ES300

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Lexus ES300? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your ES300’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Lexus oil on my own? 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 Lexus ES300 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.