1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Change

When to Change 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Engine Oil

Need more info about 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Alfa Romeo recommends having your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Spider may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Alfa Romeo recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Alfa Romeo Spider. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Alfa Romeo Spider?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Alfa Romeo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Spider. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Spider's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Spider by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Alfa Romeos

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Alfa Romeo Spider oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider, defer to Alfa Romeo's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Alfa Romeo Spider

When the time for your Spider’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Alfa Romeo vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1986 Spider oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Spider’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider

  • What can low oil do to my Alfa Romeo Spider engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Alfa Romeo Spider engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Alfa Romeo Spider oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Alfa Romeo Spider exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Changed

Help your 1986 Spider engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!