1989 Jaguar XJS Oil Change

When to Change 1989 Jaguar XJS Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 Jaguar XJS? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1989 XJS’s oil should be changed according to Jaguar’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Jaguar-recommended oil change intervals, your XJS may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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 Jaguar if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Jaguar XJS. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1989 Jaguar XJS?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Jaguar XJS motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Jaguar has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1989 XJS. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your XJS’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Jaguars

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your XJS 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1989 Jaguar XJS, defer to Jaguar's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1989 Jaguar XJS Oil Change

When the time for your XJS’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Jaguar vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1989 XJS oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your XJS's engine. 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 1989 Jaguar XJS

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jaguar XJS? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Jaguar XJS engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Jaguar XJS oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Jaguar XJS 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Jaguar XJS

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