Oil Changes for 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

Get an Oil Change for Your Mitsubishi Outlander

Help your 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mitsubishi Outlander’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 2003 Outlander’s oil should be changed according to Mitsubishi’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Mitsubishi-recommended oil change intervals, your Outlander may need an oil change 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mitsubishi Outlander. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mitsubishi has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2003 Outlander. 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 Outlander’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Outlander by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your 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. 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, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Where to Go for 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Change

When it's time for a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Outlander’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2003 Outlander oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Outlander’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.

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mitsubishi Outlander? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mitsubishi Outlander engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mitsubishi Outlander 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. 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 Outlander exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.