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The Hyundai Elantra oil type has two options for Black Mountain drivers: Conventional and Synthetic. Conventional oil is unrefined crude oil that’s used on most Hendersonville cars, it will need to be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, but it has a cheaper upfront cost than synthetic oil.
Synthetic oil costs more upfront, but it is the preferred Hyundai Elantra oil type. Synthetic oil has been refined and has had additives added to help the oil last longer and work better in high-performance engines than conventional oil. Synthetic oil can also last up to 10,000 miles before it needs to be changed.
As for the Hyundai Elantra recommended oil type, you can choose either of these grades in conventional or synthetic oil:
Why these oils? The short answer is that the 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil is the density your Hyundai Elantra needs in the winter and the summer for the oil to sit comfortably between the engine parts. Getting a 0W-15 or a 10W-40 oil would result in the oil is too thin to properly protect the engine parts or too thick to fit between them.
If you’re in a hurry, or if you just don’t want to get dirty, you can always schedule service at our Asheville service center and have your oil changed. You can even save some extra cash by taking advantage of our service specials. However, if you’re a DIY mechanic follow the steps below to learn how to properly change the oil in your Hyundai Elantra.
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, browse our other service tips for step-by-step guides on how to do other DIY Elantra maintenance like how to rotate your tires or how to change your engine air filter. Have questions? Contact us and our certified service technicians will help you with all your Hyundai Elantra service needs. We look forward to helping you!