Oil Changes for 1988 Buick LeSabre

Get an Oil Change for Your Buick LeSabre

Help your 1988 Buick LeSabre run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1988 Buick LeSabre Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Buick LeSabre’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Buick recommends having your 1988 Buick LeSabre’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your LeSabre may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock 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 Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick LeSabre. 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 Buick LeSabre Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Buick LeSabre motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1988 LeSabre. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your LeSabre's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your LeSabre by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your LeSabre 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] There's also 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. 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 strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Buick LeSabre, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Buick LeSabre Oil Change

When the time for your LeSabre’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick LeSabres. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1988 LeSabre oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your LeSabre today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 1988 Buick LeSabre

  • What can low oil do to my Buick LeSabre engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your LeSabre’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Buick LeSabre oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 Buick LeSabre exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.