1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change

How Often to Get 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet Cavalier’s oil changed? 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 1983 Cavalier’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Cavalier may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Cavalier. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet Cavalier Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Cavalier's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your Cavalier engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1983 Cavalier 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 instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Where to Go for 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change

The next time your Chevrolet Cavalier needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cavalier’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1983 Cavalier oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cavalier 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Cavalier motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Cavalier engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • 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. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Changed

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