1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Change

1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 1990 Silhouette’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Oldsmobile-recommended oil change intervals, your Silhouette may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Oldsmobile recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Oldsmobile Silhouette. 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 Silhouette Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Oldsmobile has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Silhouette's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Silhouette by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Oldsmobile's recommendations to select the right  1990 Silhouette oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver 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 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile Silhouette

When the time for your Silhouette’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Oldsmobile Silhouettes. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Oldsmobile Silhouette oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Silhouette 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.

1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Oldsmobile Silhouette? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Oldsmobile Silhouette engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Silhouette engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!