Oil Changes for 1983 Mercury Capri

Get Your Mercury Capri Oil Changed

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

How Often to Get 1983 Mercury Capri Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mercury Capri’s oil changed? Look no further than 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.

Mercury recommends having your 1983 Mercury Capri’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Capri in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Capri may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mercury if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercury Capri. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mercury Capri?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1983 Mercury Capri motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercury has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1983 Mercury Capri vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Capri's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Capri deserves the best. Consult Mercury's recommendations to select the right  1983 Capri 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 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? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mercury's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1983 Mercury Capri.

Where to Go for 1983 Mercury Capri Oil Change

The next time your Mercury Capri needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mercury vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mercury Capri oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Capri 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 1983 Mercury Capri

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercury Capri? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Mercury Capri engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercury Capri oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Capri exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.