Oil Changes for 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

When to Change 2004 Oldsmobile Alero Engine Oil

Need more info about 2004 Oldsmobile Alero oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Oldsmobile recommends having your 2004 Oldsmobile Alero’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Alero may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Oldsmobile if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Oldsmobile Alero. 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 Oldsmobile Alero Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2004 Oldsmobile Alero motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2004 Oldsmobile Alero vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Alero’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Alero by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? 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 Oldsmobile Alero 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, 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Oldsmobile Alero Oil Change

The next time your Oldsmobile Alero needs an 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 Alero oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Alero’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 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Oldsmobile Alero? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Alero’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile Alero oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 Oldsmobile Alero spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. 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 Alero

Help your 2004 Alero engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!