1983 Dodge D250 Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Dodge D250

Help your 1983 Dodge D250 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1983 Dodge D250 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1983 Dodge D250? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 1983 D250’s oil should be changed according to Dodge’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Dodge-recommended oil change intervals, your D250 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Dodge recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Dodge D250. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Dodge D250?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1983 Dodge D250 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1983 D250. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your D250’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 D250 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Dodge? We carry the best because your D250 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Dodge D250 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 instance, 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1983 Dodge D250, refer to Dodge's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Dodge D250

When it's time for a 1983 Dodge D250 oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your D250’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge D250 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your D250’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1983 Dodge D250

  • Should I check my Dodge D250 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Dodge D250 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 Dodge exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.