Oil Changes for 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Engine Oil

Need more info about 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mitsubishi recommends having your 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Montero Sport 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 car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mitsubishi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mitsubishi Montero Sport. 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 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mitsubishi has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Montero Sport’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Montero Sport by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mitsubishis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mitsubishi Montero Sport 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 champions. 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mitsubishi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mitsubishi Montero Sport

When it's time for a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Montero Sport’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mitsubishi Montero Sport oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Montero Sport’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Mitsubishi Montero Sport motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mitsubishi Montero Sport engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mitsubishi Montero Sport oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Mitsubishi Montero Sport exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Mitsubishi Montero Sport Oil Changed

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