Oil Changes for 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider

How Often to Change 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 1989 Spider’s oil should be changed according to Alfa Romeo’s recommended oil change 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 terrain, 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 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Alfa Romeo has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Spider’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Spider by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Alfa Romeos

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Alfa Romeo? Your Spider engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Alfa Romeo's recommendations to select the right  1989 Spider oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider, refer to Alfa Romeo's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Change

When the time for your Spider’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Alfa Romeo Spiders. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Alfa Romeo Spider oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Spider’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Alfa Romeo Spider? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess 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 oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Changed

Help your 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.