Oil Changes for 1986 Plymouth Horizon

Get Your Plymouth Horizon Oil Changed

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

How Often to Get 1986 Plymouth Horizon Oil Changes

Need more info about 1986 Plymouth Horizon oil changes? 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.”

Your 1986 Horizon’s oil should be changed according to Plymouth’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Horizon 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Plymouth recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Plymouth Horizon. 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 Plymouth Horizon?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Plymouth Horizon motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Plymouth has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 Horizon. 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 Horizon’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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Horizon by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Plymouths

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Plymouth's recommendations to select the right  1986 Horizon 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, 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Plymouth Horizon, defer to Plymouth's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Plymouth Horizon

When it's time for a 1986 Plymouth Horizon oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Horizon’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Plymouth Horizons. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Horizon today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 Plymouth Horizon Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Plymouth Horizon engine? Engine oil lubricates 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 Horizon’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Plymouth oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Plymouth Horizon spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.
  • Who offers Plymouth Horizon oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for Plymouth Horizon oil changes. In addition to changing your oil, our experienced technicians also perform oil filter replacements, troubleshoot oil leaks, and suggest the correct oil to help keep your engine performing its best.
  • Why is my Plymouth Horizon oil light illuminated? The oil change light in your Plymouth Horizon could be triggered by an overdue oil change. However, if the oil pressure light is on, you may be dealing with low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor.
  • Does my Horizon's oil filter need to be changed during my oil change? It's recommended that you replace your Plymouth Horizon 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.