1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Oil Change

How Often to Get 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 1988 Custom Cruiser’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Custom Cruiser 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 car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Oldsmobile recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. 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 Custom Cruiser Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1988 Custom Cruiser. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Custom Cruiser's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Custom Cruiser by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Oldsmobile's recommendations to select the right  1988 Custom Cruiser 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

When the time for your Custom Cruiser’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Custom Cruiser’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruisers. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Custom Cruiser'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Custom Cruiser engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!