1988 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

How Often to Get 1988 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mitsubishi Montero’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Mitsubishi recommends having your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Montero may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mitsubishi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mitsubishi Montero. 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 Type of Oil Does My Mitsubishi Montero Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Mitsubishi Montero motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mitsubishi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Mitsubishi Montero vehicles. 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 an oil change, an auto technician will change your Montero’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mitsubishis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mitsubishi? We carry the best because your Montero deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mitsubishi Montero 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 champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero, refer to Mitsubishi's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

The next time your Mitsubishi Montero needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mitsubishi vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mitsubishi Montero 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 Montero'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.

1988 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mitsubishi Montero engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Montero’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mitsubishi Montero 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mitsubishi Montero 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 the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1988 Montero

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