Oil Changes for 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser

Get an Oil Change for Your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser

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

How Often to Change 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 changing your 1983 Cutlass Cruiser’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Cutlass Cruiser may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1983 Cutlass Cruiser. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Cutlass Cruiser’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

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. 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser, defer to Oldsmobile's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser

When the time for your Cutlass Cruiser’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Oldsmobile vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Cutlass Cruiser's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser engine? 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 too much heat, and cause your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 Cutlass Cruiser spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.
  • Who does Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil changes? Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to care for your vehicle with our Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil changes and more. Our expert technicians will also suggest the best oil for your vehicle, address oil leaks, and swap out your oil filter.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil light illuminated? Your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • Should the oil filter be replaced when getting an oil change for my Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser? It’s highly advised you replace the oil filter in your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser every time you change the oil. After all, what’s the point of changing our oil if you’re just going to send fresh, clean engine oil through an already dirty filter?