1985 Pontiac Firebird Oil Change

How Often to Get 1985 Pontiac Firebird Oil Changes

Need more info about 1985 Pontiac Firebird oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 1985 Firebird’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Firebird in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Firebird may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Firebird. 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 Pontiac Firebird Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 Pontiac Firebird motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1985 Firebird. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Firebird's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Firebird by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Firebird deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1985 Firebird 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 example, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 Pontiac Firebird, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Firebird Oil Change

When it's time for a 1985 Pontiac Firebird oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Firebirds. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1985 Pontiac Firebirds. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Firebird 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.

1985 Pontiac Firebird Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac Firebird motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Firebird engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Firebird oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Firebird exhaust smoke grayish 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1985 Firebird

Help your 1985 Pontiac Firebird run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.