Oil Changes for 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

How Often to Get 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Oldsmobile recommends having your 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cutlass Supreme in the above table. Outside of Oldsmobile-recommended oil change intervals, your Cutlass Supreme may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Cutlass Supreme's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cutlass Supreme by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Cutlass Supreme deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 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 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. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Oil Change

The next time your Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cutlass Supreme’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cutlass Supreme today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Cutlass Supreme’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke gray 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 the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Oil Changed

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