2013 Scion tC Oil Change

Get Your Scion tC Oil Changed

Help your 2013 tC engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

2013 Scion tC Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Scion tC? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2013 Scion tC Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Scion tC’s oil changed? Turn to 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.”

Scion recommends changing your 2013 tC’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your tC may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock 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 Scion recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Scion tC. 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 2013 Scion tC?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2013 Scion tC motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Scion has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2013 tC. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your tC’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 tC by considering your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Scions

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 Scion tC 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Scion tC, refer to Scion's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2013 Scion tC Oil Change

The next time your Scion tC needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your tC’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2013 tC oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your tC'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2013 Scion tC

  • What can low oil do to my Scion tC engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Scion tC engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Scion oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Scion tC spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.