1986 Buick Somerset Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Buick Somerset

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

How Often to Get 1986 Buick Somerset Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Somerset’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 having your 1986 Buick Somerset’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Somerset may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Buick Somerset. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Buick Somerset motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Somerset. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Somerset’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Somerset deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Buick Somerset oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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] 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Buick Somerset, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1986 Buick Somerset Oil Change

The next time your Buick Somerset needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Somerset’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Somerset 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 Somerset'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.

1986 Buick Somerset Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Somerset engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Buick Somerset engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Buick Somerset 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 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 Somerset 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.