1986 Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change

How Often to Change 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette? Get the advice you need at 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 changing your 1986 Corvette’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Corvette in the above table. Your Corvette may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet Corvette. 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 Corvette?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 Corvette. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Corvette’s oil, replace and recycle the old 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 with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Corvette by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Corvette deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet Corvette 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. 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 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change

When it's time for a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette 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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1986 Corvette oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Corvette's engine. 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.

1986 Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet Corvette engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Corvette’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Corvette 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Corvette spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet Corvette

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