1985 Chevrolet Astro Oil Change

How Often to Get 1985 Chevrolet Astro Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet Astro’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.

Chevrolet recommends changing your 1985 Astro’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Astro in the above table. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your Astro may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Astro. 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 1985 Chevrolet Astro?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 Chevrolet Astro motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1985 Chevrolet Astro vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Astro's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Astro by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Astro engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1985 Astro 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 example, 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 Chevrolet Astro, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Astro

When it's time for a 1985 Chevrolet Astro oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Astro’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1985 Astro oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Astro'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 1985 Chevrolet Astro

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Astro? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Astro’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Astro exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Astro Oil Changed

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