2001 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mitsubishi Montero’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, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2001 Montero’s oil should be changed according to Mitsubishi’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Montero 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mitsubishi recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mitsubishi Montero. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mitsubishi Montero?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Mitsubishi Montero motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mitsubishi has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2001 Mitsubishi Montero vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Montero’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 Montero by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mitsubishis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Montero engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mitsubishi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Mitsubishi Montero.

Where Can I Get a Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

The next time your Mitsubishi Montero 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 Mitsubishi vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Mitsubishi Monteros. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Montero's engine. 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.

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mitsubishi Montero engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Mitsubishi Montero engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mitsubishi Montero 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mitsubishi exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Mitsubishi Montero Oil Changed

Help your 2001 Montero engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!