Oil Changes for 1987 Pontiac Firebird

How Often to Get 1987 Pontiac Firebird Oil Changes

Need more info about 1987 Pontiac Firebird oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1987 Pontiac Firebird’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your Firebird may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Firebird. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1987 Pontiac Firebird?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 Pontiac Firebird motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 Firebird. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Firebird’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Firebird engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1987 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Pontiac Firebird, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Firebird Oil Change

When it's time for a 1987 Pontiac Firebird oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. 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 1987 Pontiac Firebirds. Let the experts take care of your Firebird’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1987 Pontiac Firebird Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac Firebird motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Firebird engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Firebird oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Firebird Oil Changed

Help your 1987 Firebird engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!