Oil Changes for 2012 Lexus IS F

Get Your Lexus IS F Oil Changed

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

2012 Lexus IS F Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2012 Lexus IS F Engine Oil

Need more info about 2012 Lexus IS F oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 IS F’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your IS F may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Lexus if you regularly 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 IS F. 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 IS F Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Lexus IS F motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Lexus has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Lexus IS F vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your IS F's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your IS F by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lexuss

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your IS F 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 Lexus IS F 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Lexus's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Lexus IS F.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Lexus IS F

The next time your Lexus IS F needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Lexus vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Lexus IS F 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 IS F'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.

2012 Lexus IS F Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Lexus IS F engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Lexus IS F engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lexus IS F oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.