1997 Lincoln Continental Oil Change

1997 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Lincoln Continental? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Lincoln Continental Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Lincoln Continental? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Lincoln recommends having your 1997 Lincoln Continental’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Lincoln-recommended oil change intervals, your Continental may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Lincoln recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, 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 Lincoln Continental. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Lincoln Continental?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Lincoln Continental motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Lincoln has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 Continental. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Continental’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 easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Continental 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, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Lincoln Continental, defer to Lincoln's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1997 Lincoln Continental Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Lincoln Continental oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Continental’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1997 Continental oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Continental 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.

1997 Lincoln Continental Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Lincoln Continental? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Continental’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lincoln Continental 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. 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 Lincoln exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Lincoln Continental Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Continental engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!