Changing your new Hyundai Elantra oil is an important part of maintaining your vehicle. Not changing the oil in your vehicle can result in damage to your engine, overheating, or seized parts that can lead to costly repairs. That’s why it’s important to know the recommended Hyundai Elantra oil type.
It’s recommended that you change the oil of most vehicles every 7,500-10,000 miles in Waterford, but the exact interval can be found in your owner’s manual. Once it’s time to change the oil in your Hyundai Elantra, you may be wondering what kind of oil does a Hyundai Elantra take? We’ve listed the Hyundai Elantra recommended oil types for you below, as well as a guide to how to change your oil. If you’d rather someone change it for you, stop by Old Saybrook Hyundai and our service center will change your Elantra model’s oil for you.
There are two options for Madison drivers choosing their Hyundai Elantra oil type: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is the more common form of oil used by Branford cars, and is unrefined. It breaks down more quickly, and so needs to be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles. However, it is cheaper.
Synthetic oil is more expensive, but is the Hyundai Elantra recommended oil. Synthetic oil is refined, and has additives that lengthen the life of the oil as well as improve its performance in comparison to conventional oil. It can last up to 10,000 miles before needing to be changed.
For the Hyundai Elantra oil type, choose either of these grades in conventional or synthetic oil:
Why these oils in particular? The density of oil determines how the oil sits between the engine’s parts. 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil has the appropriate density for your Hyundai Elantra. If you were to get a 0W-15 or a 10W-40 oil, the oil would be too thin to properly protect the engine parts or would be too thick to fit between them.
If you would rather someone else change your oil because you’re in a hurry or don’t want to get dirty, you should schedule service at our Old Saybrook service center. We’ll change your oil for you. Don’t forget to check our service specials either, which can save you money. If you would rather change the oil yourself, follow these steps:
We hope that now that you know the answer to “what kind of oil does a Hyundai Elantra take?” and you know how to change the oil in your Hyundai Elantra. If you still have questions, contact us and our certified service technicians will help you with all your Hyundai Elantra service needs.
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