1988 Plymouth Horizon Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Plymouth Horizon

Help your 1988 Plymouth Horizon run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

When to Change 1988 Plymouth Horizon Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Plymouth Horizon’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Plymouth recommends having your 1988 Plymouth Horizon’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Horizon may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Plymouth if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Plymouth Horizon. 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 Plymouth Horizon Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Plymouth Horizon motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Plymouth has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1988 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 an oil change, one of our techs will change your Horizon’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Horizon by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Plymouths

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Plymouth? Your Horizon engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Plymouth Horizon 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. 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] 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 improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Plymouth Horizon, refer to Plymouth's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Plymouth Horizon

When the time for your Horizon’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Plymouth vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Plymouth Horizons. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Horizon's engine. 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.

1988 Plymouth Horizon Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Plymouth Horizon? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Plymouth Horizon engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Plymouth Horizon oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Plymouth Horizon exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. 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 old cylinder walls.
  • Who can change the oil on my Plymouth Horizon? 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.
  • What does it mean if my Plymouth Horizon oil light comes on? 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.
  • Do I need to replace my Horizon’s oil filter when changing my oil? You should replace your Plymouth Horizon during each oil change. The filter captures debris and contaminants to help keep your oil clean, which means the filter gets dirty. If you skip replacing the filter, you’ll contaminate your new oil with the dirty filter.