Oil Changes for 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 Firenza

Help your 1986 Firenza engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Get 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 1986 Firenza’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Firenza may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Oldsmobile Firenza. 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 Firenza Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Firenza’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? We carry the best because your Firenza deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Oldsmobile Firenza 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza, defer to Oldsmobile's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza Oil Change

When it's time for a 1986 Oldsmobile Firenza oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Oldsmobile Firenzas. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1986 Firenza oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Firenza 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.

1986 Oldsmobile Firenza Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Firenza engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Oldsmobile Firenza engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile Firenza oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.
  • Where can I get Oldsmobile Firenza oil changes? Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to care for your vehicle with our Oldsmobile Firenza 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.
  • What does it mean if my Oldsmobile Firenza oil light comes on? Your Oldsmobile Firenza oil change reminder light might illuminate if it’s been too long since your last oil change. On the other hand, the oil pressure light might illuminate due to a clogged oil filter, a faulty oil pressure sensor, low engine oil levels, or a malfunctioning oil pump.
  • Do I need to change my Firenza's oil filter when I get an oil change? It's recommended that you replace your Oldsmobile Firenza oil filter with every oil change. Otherwise, you send fresh, clean motor oil through a dirty filter. That's like putting on muddy socks after a shower.