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1997 Hyundai Elantra Base 4dr Sedan Manual

1997 Hyundai Elantra
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
24 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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March 3, 2013, 5:48 am


Question: which oil is best for my 2010 elantra

oil changes every 5,000 miles or so is okay too, correct?

March 3, 2013, 10:05 am

Ron W
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Follow your owner's manual recommendations on oil. what ever weight and specification that is listed should be fine. Same is true for service intervals. If there are no intervals listed, then following the message center information on your dash is fine as well.

Generally 5K miles between service is fine if you mostly drive on highways and non dusty areas.

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March 10, 2013, 7:32 am


I went with Mobil 1 extended life full synthetic 5w-20 on my mechanics advice, also had transmission flush/fill, brakes/rotors checked, air filters replaced, full service greased, fluids checked etc., new windshield wiper blades and bought 4 new Michelin tires for my wife's car so she should be good for a few thousand miles now. She only has 32,000 on her motor to date. Thanks for the input and advice and if there is anything I may have missed shoot me a note. ~Darrin~

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