2004 Cadillac CTS Oil Change

Get Your Cadillac CTS Oil Changed

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

When to Change 2004 Cadillac CTS Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2004 Cadillac CTS? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Cadillac recommends changing your 2004 CTS’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your CTS may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Cadillac recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Cadillac CTS. 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 Cadillac CTS Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2004 Cadillac CTS motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Cadillac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2004 CTS. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your CTS's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and 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 easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Cadillacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Cadillac's recommendations to select the right  2004 CTS 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2004 Cadillac CTS, refer to Cadillac's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Cadillac CTS

When the time for your CTS’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your CTS’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Cadillac CTS 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 CTS's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 2004 Cadillac CTS

  • What can low oil do to my Cadillac CTS engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Cadillac CTS engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Cadillac CTS 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Cadillac exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.
  • Who offers Cadillac CTS oil changes? Firestone Complete Auto Care performs Cadillac CTS oil changes and more! Our technicians also replace oil filters, troubleshoot oil leaks, and advise on the right oil for your ride.
  • What can cause the oil light on my Cadillac CTS to illuminate? The oil change light in your Cadillac CTS could be triggered by an overdue oil change. However, if the oil pressure light is on, you may be dealing with low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor.
  • Do I need to replace my CTS’s oil filter when changing my oil? It’s highly advised you replace the oil filter in your Cadillac CTS every time you change the oil. After all, what’s the point of changing our oil if you’re just going to send fresh, clean engine oil through an already dirty filter?