Oil Changes for 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

1997 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Chevrolet Corvette? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Chevrolet Corvette Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Chevrolet Corvette? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Chevrolet recommends having your 1997 Chevrolet Corvette’s motor oil changed 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, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet Corvette Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Chevrolet Corvette motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Corvette's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Corvette by considering your driving style, and mileage.

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 Corvette deserves the best. Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1997 Corvette 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 champions. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Chevrolet Corvette, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Corvette

When the time for your Corvette’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Corvettes. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Chevrolet Corvettes. Let the experts take care of your Corvette’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.

1997 Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Corvette? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Corvette engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Corvette oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 Corvette exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Corvette

Help your 1997 Corvette engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!