1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change Service

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet Cavalier’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 1990 Cavalier’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your Cavalier may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Chevrolet Cavalier?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 Cavalier. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Cavalier’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Cavalier deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet Cavalier 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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] There's also 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Cavalier

When it's time for a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cavalier’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1990 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 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.

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Cavalier? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Cavalier engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Chevrolet Cavalier oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 Cavalier spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.