Oil Changes for 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider

How Often to Change 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Alfa Romeo recommends changing your 1988 Spider’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Spider in the above table. Your Spider may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Alfa Romeo if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Alfa Romeo has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1988 Spider. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Spider’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Spider by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Alfa Romeos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Alfa Romeo? We carry the best because your Spider deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and 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, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider, defer to Alfa Romeo's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Alfa Romeo Spider

When it's time for a 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Spider’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Alfa Romeo Spiders. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Spider today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Alfa Romeo Spider engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Alfa Romeo Spider engine failure. 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Alfa Romeo exhaust smoke gray 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.