1987 Chevrolet Caprice Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Chevrolet Caprice? Look no further than 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.

Your 1987 Caprice’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Caprice may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, 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 Caprice. 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 Chevrolet Caprice Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Caprice. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1987 Caprice. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Caprice’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check 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 Caprice by taking into account your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Caprice 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] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. 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 fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Chevrolet Caprice, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet Caprice Oil Change

The next time your Chevrolet Caprice needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Caprices. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1987 Caprice oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Caprice today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet Caprice engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Caprice engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Chevrolet Caprice oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Caprice spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet Caprice

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