Oil Changes for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

How Often to Get 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 Cutlass Calais’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cutlass Calais in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Cutlass Calais 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 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. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1988 Cutlass Calais. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Cutlass Calais’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cutlass Calais by considering your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cutlass Calais engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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. 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 uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais.

Where Can I Get a Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Oil Change

When the time for your Cutlass Calais’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 Cutlass Calais’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calaiss. Let the experts take care of your Cutlass Calais’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.

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Cutlass Calais’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 Cutlass Calais 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 Cutlass Calais

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