What Kind of Oil Does a Hyundai Sonata Take?

July 26th, 2021 by
2020 Hyundai Sonata on City Street

The Hyundai Sonata offers sporty sedan style to Waterford drivers, but what kind of oil does a Hyundai Sonata take? Using the correct type of oil is crucial, no matter what make and model of vehicle you drive. The best engine oil for the Hyundai Sonata is easy and versatile—you can choose either the more affordable conventional oil, or a synthetic oil that’s designed to enhance your vehicle’s performance. You can even meet in the middle and choose a synthetic-conventional blend. Learn more about the differences between these types of Hyundai Sonata oil along, with tips for checking your oil at your Madison home from the service department at Old Saybrook Hyundai.

Hyundai Sonata Oil Types

While you can choose between conventional, synthetic, or a blend for your Hyundai Sonata oil needs, what are the differences between them? They’re all made from refined crude oil and keep your moving engine parts well-lubricated and safer from friction damage.

  • Conventional oil undergoes the least amount of molecular change during the refining process.
  • Synthetic oil has a base composed of new base oil components. These components enhance engine performance because they’re stronger than the base components of conventional oil. Some high-performance vehicles require synthetic oil.
  • A synthetic blend—also called semi-synthetic—is exactly what it sounds like. This combination of conventional and synthetic oils provides the benefits of both types of oil.

Your Hyundai Sonata oil type can be any of these, depending on your priorities as a driver. The main thing you need to remember is which weight to choose. Your Hyundai Sonata oil type needs to be either 5W-20 or 5W-30. Need help deciding? Contact our service department, and we’ll gladly help you choose the right Hyundai Sonata oil for your car.

How to Check Your Hyundai Sonata Oil at Home

While you should change your Hyundai Sonata oil every 7,500 miles, you should also check your oil monthly. This is an easy task you can do at home. Checking your Hyundai Sonata oil will ensure that you’re not running low, and it will give you a head start on catching any potential problems. Here’s how:

  1. Park your Sonata on level ground, turn off the engine, and let it cool.
  2. Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it. Inspect the oil for signs of dirt, debris, or metal shavings. If any of these are present, it’s time to schedule an oil change.
  4. Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is. If it’s low, use a funnel to top off your Hyundai Sonata oil.

Old Saybrook Hyundai is Your Service Home

No matter what automotive services you need, Old Saybrook Hyundai can help! And we’ll save you money, too! Just take a look at our service specials when it’s time for your next Hyundai Sonata oil change or any other service.

 

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