Oil Changes for 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

How Often to Change 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2008 Cobalt’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Cobalt 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Cobalt. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2008 Cobalt. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Cobalt's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cobalt by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your Cobalt engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  2008 Cobalt 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Cobalt

When it's time for a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Chevrolet vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Chevrolet Cobalt oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cobalt’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.

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Cobalt motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Cobalt engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Cobalt oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet Cobalt

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