1986 Dodge Lancer Oil Change

Get Your Dodge Lancer Oil Changed

Give your Lancer’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

How Often to Change 1986 Dodge Lancer Oil

Need more info about 1986 Dodge Lancer oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1986 Lancer’s oil should be changed according to Dodge’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Dodge-recommended oil change intervals, your Lancer may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Dodge Lancer. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1986 Dodge Lancer?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Dodge Lancer motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Dodge has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1986 Dodge Lancer vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Lancer’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 Lancer by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Lancer engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Dodge's recommendations to select the right  1986 Lancer 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. 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? 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 1986 Dodge Lancer, defer to Dodge's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1986 Dodge Lancer Oil Change

When it's time for a 1986 Dodge Lancer oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Lancer’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1986 Lancer oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Lancer today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 1986 Dodge Lancer

  • What can low oil do to my Dodge Lancer engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Dodge Lancer engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Dodge Lancer oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Lancer spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.