Hyundai Oil Changes in Lincolnwood, IL

Get the most out of Hyundai by staying up-to-date on your vehicle’s routine oil changes. Not only will a routine oil change help protect your vehicle from overheating and reduce the risk of a future costly repair but setting up an oil change can also serve as a great benchmark for when other routine maintenance may be needed. With every oil change, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary inspection that can help ensure your vehicle’s longevity, performance, and safety.

Start by scheduling your oil change today at Hyundai of Lincolnwood. Our certified service team will proceed with a free multi-point inspection and perform any needed adjustments as your Hyundai ages. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of oil changes, how to check your oil, and more!

Importance of Oil Changes

Getting regular oil changes is easy and can extend the life of your Hyundai. Engine oil is one of the most important fluids in your car. It helps keep your engine running smoothly and lubricates engine components. As you drive, oil breaks down and is exposed to contaminants, reducing its lubricating properties. Many people may be unaware of when they should get their oil changed. If your driving conditions match any shown below, then your frequency of oil changes should be increased:

  • Repeated short-distance trips. Like to the store or school and back.
  • Driving in dusty conditions. Winds often move dust more than we realize.
  • Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used.
  • Extensive use of brakes. Been in rush hour traffic lately?
  • Driving on rough or muddy roads.
  • Driving in mountainous areas.
  • Extended periods of idling or low-speed operation. Again, rush hour?
  • Driving in a prolonged period of extreme humidity or cold temperatures.
  • More than 50% driving in heavy city traffic in above 90-degree weather.

How to Check Your Oil

Check your owner’s manual to see what grade and viscosity of oil and change frequency your vehicle needs and occasionally confirm that the oil is at its optimal level. Based on all your combined driving habits, you may need to change the engine oil more frequently (every 4,500-5,000 miles may be more appropriate than the normal 6,000-7,500 miles).

To check your oil level, find your vehicle’s dipstick under the hood. Depending on your driving habits and weather conditions, your engine may consume oil more frequently between oil changes. It’s good practice to check the level regularly to help ensure your vehicle’s longevity, performance, and safety. Review our steps below to check your oil levels or swing by our service center today for a free check-up!

  1. Make sure the oil is warm, too hot is dangerous & too cold is inaccurate
  2. Ensure your Hyundai is parked and on level ground
  3. Review your Hyundai’s Owner Manual for proper procedure & oil location
  4. Once dipstick is found, remove & wipe down
  5. Reinsert to get an accurate reading


Benefits of Routine Oil Changes

Spending the money and taking the time to get oil changes when recommended by the manufacturer can save lots in the long run. Not only will you be protecting your investment and unlocking the best performance possible but other benefits include:

  • Better engine performance
  • Better gas mileage
  • Less harmful emissions
  • Extended engine life

Benefits of Synthetic Oil

Hyundai recommends the use of synthetic oil, this type of oil offers superior lubrication that spreads out more evenly. Unlike regular engine oil, synthetic oil is formulated from base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil that helps the distribution of the additives across your engine better. Changing your Hyundai’s synthetic oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles will help maintain your performance. Additional advantages of synthetic oil include:

  • Uniform molecular size means less friction
  • Refinement and engineering reduce deposits
  • Additives boost protection and can clean engines
  • Better function in cold and extreme weather
  • Cleaner oil with fewer impurities


Recommended Maintenance Schedule

Every 10,000 Miles

Inspection, engine oil change, engine oil filter change, tire inspection, and tire rotation.

Every 20,000 Miles

Exhaust system, brake pads, and rotors inspections.

Every 30,000 Miles

Battery inspection, tire replacement, multi-point maintenance inspection, and wheel alignments.

Hyundai of Lincolnwood vs. Jiffy Lube and Local Auto Repair Shops

At Hyundai of Lincolnwood, our service center knows Hyundai vehicles better than the competition. We’re here to serve you, and we want to make that process as easy as possible. Our Hyundai service team is specially trained to focus on your Hyundai model and guarantee to only use Hyundai OEM parts for your vehicle. We also offer exclusive Service & Parts Financing, Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance, and competitively priced Service Specials.

Oil Change FAQs

It’s recommended to change your Hyundai oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles.

  • Your engine is overheating
  • You see oil leaking
  • You hear odd engine noises

Hyundai recommends 5W-20 and 5W-30 synthetic oil.

It is time to check your oil and take your car in for an oil change.

Yes, a new filter is recommended to help keep your new oil clean.

Our team of Hyundai-certified technicians will empty out the dirty oil and refill it with the manufacturer’s recommended oil. We’ll also change out your oil filter and proceed to inspect your vehicle for any additional maintenance needs.

Regular oil changes will assist with preventing dirt from building up in the engine, keep moving components operating, and ensure your engine doesn’t overheat.

Synthetic oil is a lubricant that consists of artificially made chemical compounds.

Hyundai of Lincolnwood is located at: 6747 Lincoln Ave • Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Hyundai of Lincolnwood 42.003864, -87.728094.