1999 Mercury Tracer Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 Tracer

Help your 1999 Tracer engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Get 1999 Mercury Tracer Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mercury Tracer’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.”

Mercury recommends changing your 1999 Tracer’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Tracer in the above table. Outside of Mercury-recommended oil change intervals, your Tracer may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercury recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercury Tracer. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mercury Tracer?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Mercury Tracer motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercury has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1999 Tracer. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Tracer’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercury? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercury Tracer 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest 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 1999 Mercury Tracer, defer to Mercury's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercury Tracer

When it's time for a 1999 Mercury Tracer oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercury Tracers. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor 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. 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.

1999 Mercury Tracer Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mercury Tracer engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Tracer’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercury Tracer oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Tracer spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.