1989 Mercury Cougar Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercury Cougar

Help your 1989 Cougar engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

When to Change 1989 Mercury Cougar Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 Mercury Cougar? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1989 Mercury Cougar’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Cougar may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercury recommends if you 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 Cougar. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1989 Mercury Cougar?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Mercury Cougar motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercury has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1989 Cougar. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Cougar’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cougar by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercury? Your Cougar 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 Mercury Cougar 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver 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 1989 Mercury Cougar.

Where Can I Get a Mercury Cougar Oil Change

When the time for your Cougar’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. 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 oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1989 Cougar oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Cougar's engine. 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.

1989 Mercury Cougar Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mercury Cougar engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Mercury Cougar engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercury oil on my own? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Cougar spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.