1989 Oldsmobile 98 Oil Change

When to Change 1989 Oldsmobile 98 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile 98’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Oldsmobile recommends changing your 1989 98’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 98 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 98 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Oldsmobile 98. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Oldsmobile 98 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Oldsmobile 98 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1989 98. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 98's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 98 by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? We carry the best because your 98 deserves the best. Consult Oldsmobile's recommendations to select the right  1989 98 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1989 Oldsmobile 98.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile 98

When it's time for a 1989 Oldsmobile 98 oil change, you know where to turn. 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. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 98 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.

1989 Oldsmobile 98 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Oldsmobile 98? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Oldsmobile 98 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Oldsmobile 98 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile 98 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile 98 Oil Changed

Give your 98’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.