Oil Changes for 2012 Lexus GX460

2012 Lexus GX460 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Lexus GX460? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Lexus GX460 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Lexus GX460’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Lexus recommends changing your 2012 GX460’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your GX460 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your GX460 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Lexus GX460. 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 GX460 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Lexus GX460 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Lexus has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2012 GX460. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your GX460’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your GX460 by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Lexuss

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your GX460 deserves 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Lexus GX460, defer to Lexus's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Lexus GX460 Oil Change

The next time your Lexus GX460 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Lexus GX460s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2012 GX460 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your GX460 today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2012 Lexus GX460 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Lexus GX460 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your GX460’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 GX460 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 Lexus GX460 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Lexus GX460

Help your 2012 Lexus GX460 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.