Oil Changes for 1985 Mercury Cougar

Get Your Mercury Cougar Oil Changed

Help your 1985 Mercury Cougar run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1985 Mercury Cougar Oil Changes

Need more info about 1985 Mercury Cougar oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1985 Cougar’s oil should be changed according to Mercury’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cougar in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Cougar 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 an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mercury if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercury Cougar. 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 1985 Mercury Cougar?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mercury Cougar. Mercury has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1985 Cougar. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Cougar’s oil, replace and recycle your used 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 Cougar by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cougar engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mercury's recommendations to select the right  1985 Cougar 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Mercury Cougar, defer to Mercury's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Mercury Cougar Oil Change

The next time your Mercury Cougar needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cougar’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mercury Cougar oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cougar today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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 1985 Mercury Cougar

  • What can low oil do to my Mercury Cougar engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Cougar’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mercury Cougar oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Cougar 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.