1988 Pontiac Bonneville Oil Change

When to Change 1988 Pontiac Bonneville Engine Oil

Need more info about 1988 Pontiac Bonneville oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Pontiac recommends having your 1988 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 car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Pontiac if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Bonneville. 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 Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Bonneville Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Pontiac Bonneville motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Pontiac Bonneville vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Bonneville's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect 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 Bonneville by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Bonneville deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac Bonneville 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 example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Pontiac Bonneville, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Bonneville Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Bonneville needs an oil change, you know where to turn. 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 oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Pontiac Bonnevilles. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Bonneville'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 Pontiac Bonneville Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac Bonneville engine? Engine oil lubricates 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 cause your Bonneville’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 Pontiac Bonneville oil at home? 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1988 Bonneville

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