1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change Service

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil

Need more info about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier oil changes? Turn to 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 1998 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 knock knock knock 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, 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1998 Cavalier. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Cavalier's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cavalier by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cavalier 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Cavaliers. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Chevrolet Cavalier oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Cavalier's engine. 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.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet Cavalier engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Cavalier engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet Cavalier

Help your 1998 Cavalier engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!