Oil Changes for 1988 Mercury Tracer

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercury Tracer

Help your 1988 Mercury Tracer run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1988 Mercury Tracer Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mercury Tracer’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, 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 changing your 1988 Tracer’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Tracer may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercury Tracer. 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 1988 Mercury Tracer?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Mercury Tracer motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercury has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1988 Tracer. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Tracer’s oil, replace and recycle your used 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 drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercury? We carry the best because your Tracer deserves the best. Consult Mercury's recommendations to select the right  1988 Tracer 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 example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Mercury Tracer, defer to Mercury's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercury Tracer

When it's time for a 1988 Mercury Tracer oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Tracer’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mercury Tracer oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Tracer's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 1988 Mercury Tracer

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercury Tracer? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Mercury Tracer 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 Tracer oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Tracer 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.