1987 Buick Somerset Oil Change Service

Get Your Buick Somerset Oil Changed

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

How Often to Get 1987 Buick Somerset Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Somerset’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Buick recommends having your 1987 Buick Somerset’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Somerset may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, 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 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 Buick Somerset motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1987 Somerset. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Somerset’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Somerset by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Somerset engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1987 Somerset 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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] 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 1987 Buick Somerset.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Somerset

When the time for your Somerset’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Somersets. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1987 Somerset oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Somerset 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 1987 Buick Somerset

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Buick Somerset? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Buick Somerset engine failure. 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? 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 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? 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.