Oil Changes for 1989 Pontiac Firebird

How Often to Get 1989 Pontiac Firebird Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 Pontiac Firebird? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Pontiac recommends having your 1989 Pontiac Firebird’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Firebird in the above table. Your Firebird may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Firebird. 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 Firebird Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Pontiac Firebird motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1989 Pontiac Firebird vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Firebird’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 Firebird by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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  1989 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1989 Pontiac Firebird, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac Firebird

The next time your Pontiac Firebird needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Firebird oil change will cost by calling ahead. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1989 Pontiac Firebird

  • Should I check my Pontiac Firebird motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Firebird’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 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 also help your car perform 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. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1989 Firebird

Help your 1989 Pontiac Firebird run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.