1986 Pontiac Bonneville Oil Change

How Often to Get 1986 Pontiac Bonneville Oil Changes

Need more info about 1986 Pontiac Bonneville oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Pontiac recommends having your 1986 Pontiac Bonneville’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Bonneville in the above table. Your Bonneville may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Bonneville. 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 Pontiac Bonneville Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Pontiac Bonneville. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Bonneville. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Bonneville's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Bonneville by considering your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Bonneville engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1986 Bonneville 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. 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. 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 fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Pontiac Bonneville.

Where to Go for 1986 Pontiac Bonneville Oil Change

When the time for your Bonneville’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Bonneville’s engine. 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 Pontiac Bonneville oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Bonneville 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 Pontiac Bonneville

  • Should I check my Pontiac Bonneville motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Bonneville engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Bonneville 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. 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 Pontiac Bonneville spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac Bonneville

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