1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil Change Service

When to Change 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Your 1988 Cutlass Cruiser’s oil should be changed according to Oldsmobile’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cutlass Cruiser in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Cutlass Cruiser may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock 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, 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 Cutlass Cruiser. 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 Cutlass Cruiser Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Cutlass Cruiser’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cutlass Cruiser by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? Your Cutlass Cruiser engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser 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 proven winners. 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? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 Cutlass Cruiser.

Where to Go for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil Change

The next time your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruisers. 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 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 offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Cutlass Cruiser’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser oil at home? 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. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Oil Changed

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