1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change

How Often to Get 1985 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. 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.”

Chevrolet recommends having your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Cavalier 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 car, 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Cavalier. 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 Cavalier?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Cavalier. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Cavalier’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 drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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. Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1985 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change

The next time your Chevrolet Cavalier needs an oil change, you know where to turn. 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 1985 Cavalier oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cavalier’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1985 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 components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Cavalier engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Cavalier oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 Cavalier spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Changed

Help your 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.