1997 Buick Park Avenue Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Park Avenue

Help your 1997 Park Avenue engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1997 Buick Park Avenue Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Buick Park Avenue? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Buick Park Avenue Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Buick Park Avenue? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Buick recommends changing your 1997 Park Avenue’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Park Avenue in the above table. Your Park Avenue 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Buick if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Buick Park Avenue. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Buick Park Avenue?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Buick Park Avenue. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1997 Park Avenue. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Park Avenue’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 Park Avenue by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Park Avenue engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1997 Park Avenue 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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 made for gasoline and diesel 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 picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Buick Park Avenue, refer to Buick's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1997 Buick Park Avenue Oil Change

The next time your Buick Park Avenue needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Park Avenue’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1997 Park Avenue oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Park Avenue 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 1997 Buick Park Avenue

  • Should I check my Buick Park Avenue motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Buick Park Avenue engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Buick Park Avenue 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 damaged cylinder walls.