1997 Chevrolet Astro Oil Change

1997 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Chevrolet Astro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1997 Chevrolet Astro Engine Oil

Need more info about 1997 Chevrolet Astro oil changes? Look no further than 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.”

Your 1997 Astro’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Astro may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. 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 Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet Astro Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Astro. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Chevrolet Astro vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Astro's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Astro by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet Astro 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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] 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Chevrolet Astro, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet Astro Oil Change

When the time for your Astro’s next oil change rolls around, 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 motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Chevrolet Astros. Let the experts take care of your Astro’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

1997 Chevrolet Astro Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Astro? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Astro engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Astro

Help your 1997 Astro engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!