Oil Changes for 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider

1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Alfa Romeo Spider’s oil changed? Turn to 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 1990 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Alfa Romeo if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Type of Oil Does My Alfa Romeo Spider Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Alfa Romeo Spider. Alfa Romeo has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 Spider. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Spider’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other 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 habits, climate,

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. 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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] 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. 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 uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider, refer to Alfa Romeo's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Change

When it's time for a 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Alfa Romeo Spider oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Spider 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 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider

  • What can low oil do to my Alfa Romeo Spider engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Alfa Romeo Spider engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.

Get Your Alfa Romeo Spider Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.