1983 Oldsmobile 98 Oil Change

How Often to Change 1983 Oldsmobile 98 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1983 Oldsmobile 98? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Oldsmobile recommends changing your 1983 98’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 98 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 excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Oldsmobile if you regularly 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 Oldsmobile 98. 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 1983 Oldsmobile 98?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1983 Oldsmobile 98 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1983 Oldsmobile 98 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate 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 98’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 98 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 98 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 Oldsmobile 98 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, 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] 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1983 Oldsmobile 98.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile 98

The next time your Oldsmobile 98 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Oldsmobile vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Oldsmobile 98 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 98’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1983 Oldsmobile 98

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile 98 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Oldsmobile 98 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile 98 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. 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 Oldsmobile 98 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Oldsmobile 98

Help your 1983 Oldsmobile 98 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.