Oil Changes for 1998 Land Rover Discovery

1998 Land Rover Discovery Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Land Rover Discovery? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Land Rover Discovery Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Land Rover Discovery’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.”

Land Rover recommends having your 1998 Land Rover Discovery’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Land Rover-recommended oil change intervals, your Discovery may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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 Land Rover if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Land Rover Discovery. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Land Rover Discovery?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Land Rover Discovery motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Land Rover has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1998 Discovery. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Discovery’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Discovery by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Land Rovers

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Discovery engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Land Rover Discovery oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 instance, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made 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. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Land Rover Discovery, refer to Land Rover's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Land Rover Discovery Oil Change

When the time for your Discovery’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Land Rover Discoverys. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Land Rover Discovery oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Discovery 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.

1998 Land Rover Discovery Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Land Rover Discovery engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Land Rover Discovery engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Land Rover oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Land Rover Discovery exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 Discovery

Help your 1998 Discovery engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!