1988 Dodge Diplomat Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Dodge Diplomat

Help your 1988 Dodge Diplomat run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1988 Dodge Diplomat Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Dodge Diplomat’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.

Dodge recommends having your 1988 Dodge Diplomat’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Diplomat may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Dodge Diplomat. 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 Diplomat Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Dodge Diplomat. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1988 Diplomat. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Diplomat’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Diplomat deserves the best. Consult Dodge's recommendations to select the right  1988 Diplomat 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Dodge's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Dodge Diplomat.

Where to Go for 1988 Dodge Diplomat Oil Change

When the time for your Diplomat’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Diplomat’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive 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.

1988 Dodge Diplomat Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Dodge Diplomat motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Dodge Diplomat engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge Diplomat oil at home? 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. 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 Diplomat spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.