Oil Changes for 1985 Dodge Diplomat

When to Change 1985 Dodge Diplomat Engine Oil

Need more info about 1985 Dodge Diplomat oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Dodge recommends having your 1985 Dodge Diplomat’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Diplomat may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Dodge Diplomat. 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 Diplomat?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 Dodge Diplomat motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1985 Diplomat. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Diplomat’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Diplomat by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Diplomat deserves 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 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Dodge Diplomat, defer to Dodge's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Dodge Diplomat

The next time your Dodge Diplomat needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Dodge Diplomats. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge Diplomat oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Diplomat’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.

1985 Dodge Diplomat Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Dodge Diplomat? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Dodge Diplomat engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Dodge Diplomat 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1985 Diplomat

Help your 1985 Diplomat engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!