Oil Changes for 2013 Toyota Prius

Get an Oil Change for Your Toyota Prius

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

2013 Toyota Prius Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2013 Toyota Prius Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2013 Toyota Prius? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 2013 Prius’s oil should be changed according to Toyota’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Toyota-recommended oil change intervals, your Prius may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Toyota recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Toyota Prius. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Toyota Prius Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Toyota Prius. Toyota has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2013 Prius. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Prius’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Toyotas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Toyota? We carry the best because your Prius deserves the best. Consult Toyota's recommendations to select the right  2013 Prius oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Toyota Prius, refer to Toyota's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Toyota Prius

When the time for your Prius’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Toyota Priuss. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2013 Prius oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Prius'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2013 Toyota Prius

  • What can low oil do to my Toyota Prius 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 cause your Prius’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Toyota Prius oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Toyota Prius exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.