Oil Changes for 1990 Chevrolet Astro

1990 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Chevrolet Astro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Chevrolet Astro Oil

Need more info about 1990 Chevrolet Astro oil changes? 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, 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 1990 Astro’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Astro in the above table. Your Astro may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Astro. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1990 Chevrolet Astro?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Chevrolet Astro motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1990 Astro. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Astro’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Astro engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 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. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1990 Chevrolet Astro.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Astro

When it's time for a 1990 Chevrolet Astro oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Chevrolet vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Chevrolet Astros. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Astro today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1990 Chevrolet Astro

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Astro motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Astro 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 Chevrolet Astro oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 Chevrolet Astro exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 Astro

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