Oil Changes for 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1994 Silhouette’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. 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, smell oil inside the car, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Silhouette's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Silhouette by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Silhouette deserves the best. Consult Oldsmobile's recommendations to select the right  1994 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 tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette, defer to Oldsmobile's recommendations.

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 nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Silhouette’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1994 Silhouette oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Silhouette today. 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.

1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Silhouette engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Oldsmobile Silhouette engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile Silhouette oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Changed

Help your 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.