1998 Buick Skylark Oil Change Service

Get Your Buick Skylark Oil Changed

Help your 1998 Skylark engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1998 Buick Skylark Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Buick Skylark? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Buick Skylark Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Skylark’s oil changed? Look no further than 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 1998 Skylark’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Skylark may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Buick Skylark?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Buick Skylark. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1998 Buick Skylark vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Skylark's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Skylark by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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! 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1998 Buick Skylark, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1998 Buick Skylark Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Buick Skylark oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Skylark oil change will cost by calling 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Buick Skylark

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Skylark engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Buick Skylark engine to fail. 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. 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Skylark spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.