Oil Changes for 1988 Dodge Daytona

Get Your Dodge Daytona Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Daytona engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Change 1988 Dodge Daytona Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Dodge Daytona’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1988 Daytona’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 Daytona may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Dodge if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Dodge Daytona. 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 Type of Oil Does My Dodge Daytona Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Dodge Daytona motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1988 Dodge Daytona vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Daytona's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Daytona by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Dodge? Your Daytona 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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Dodge's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Dodge Daytona.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Dodge Daytona

When it's time for a 1988 Dodge Daytona oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Dodge vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge Daytona oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Daytona 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.

1988 Dodge Daytona Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Dodge Daytona engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Dodge Daytona engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge Daytona 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Dodge Daytona spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.