Oil Changes for 1986 Buick Skylark

Get Your Buick Skylark Oil Changed

Help your 1986 Buick Skylark run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

When to Change 1986 Buick Skylark Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Buick Skylark? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 1986 Skylark’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Skylark in the above table. Outside of Buick-recommended oil change intervals, your Skylark may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Buick Skylark. 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 Skylark Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Buick Skylark motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Skylark. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Skylark's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? We carry the best because your Skylark 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Buick Skylark.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Skylark

The next time your Buick Skylark needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Skylarks. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1986 Skylark oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Skylark 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.

1986 Buick Skylark Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Buick Skylark? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Buick Skylark engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Buick Skylark oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Skylark exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.