1997 Mercury Cougar Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercury Cougar

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

How Often to Change 1997 Mercury Cougar Oil

Need more info about 1997 Mercury Cougar oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Mercury recommends having your 1997 Mercury Cougar’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cougar in the above table. Your Cougar may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 1997 Mercury Cougar?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Mercury Cougar motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercury has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Mercury Cougar 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 Cougar's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cougar by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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! 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 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1997 Mercury Cougar.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercury Cougar

When it's time for a 1997 Mercury Cougar oil change, 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 and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mercury Cougar oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cougar’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1997 Mercury Cougar

  • Should I check my Mercury Cougar motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mercury Cougar engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change 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. 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 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.