1988 Buick Skylark Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Buick Skylark

Give your Skylark’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

How Often to Change 1988 Buick Skylark Oil

Need more info about 1988 Buick Skylark oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Your 1988 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. Your Skylark 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 car, 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Skylark. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Buick Skylark?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Buick Skylark motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1988 Buick Skylark vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Skylark’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Skylark by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Skylark engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1988 Skylark 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Buick Skylark, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Skylark

When it's time for a 1988 Buick Skylark oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Buick vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1988 Skylark oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Skylark 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.

1988 Buick Skylark Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Skylark engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Buick Skylark engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Buick oil on my own? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Skylark exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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.