Oil Changes for 1997 Buick Regal

Get Your Buick Regal Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Buick Regal run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

When to Change 1997 Buick Regal Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Buick Regal? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 1997 Regal’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Regal may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Regal. 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 Regal?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Buick Regal motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1997 Buick Regal vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Regal's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check 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 Regal by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Buick Regal, refer to Buick's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1997 Buick Regal Oil Change

The next time your Buick Regal needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Regals. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Regal oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Regal's engine. 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 1997 Buick Regal

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Regal engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Buick Regal engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Buick Regal oil at home? 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 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 Regal spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.