2008 Cadillac DTS Oil Change

When to Change 2008 Cadillac DTS Engine Oil

Need more info about 2008 Cadillac DTS oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 2008 DTS’s oil should be changed according to Cadillac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your DTS 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 car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Cadillac recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Cadillac DTS. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2008 Cadillac DTS?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Cadillac DTS. Cadillac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 DTS. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your DTS’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your DTS by considering your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Cadillacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your DTS deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Cadillac DTS 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2008 Cadillac DTS, refer to Cadillac's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Cadillac DTS Oil Change

When the time for your DTS’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Cadillac DTSs. 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 Cadillac DTS 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 DTS's engine. 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.

2008 Cadillac DTS Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Cadillac DTS engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Cadillac DTS engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Cadillac oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Cadillac DTS exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 DTS

Help your 2008 Cadillac DTS run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.