1998 Pontiac Firebird Oil Change Service

1998 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Pontiac Firebird? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Pontiac Firebird Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Pontiac Firebird? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1998 Firebird’s oil 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Pontiac Firebird?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Pontiac Firebird motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1998 Pontiac Firebird vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in 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 important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Firebird by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Firebird engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac Firebird 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged 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 1998 Pontiac Firebird, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Firebird Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Pontiac Firebird oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Firebird’s engine. 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. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Firebird's engine. 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.

1998 Pontiac Firebird Oil Change Questions

  • 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 you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Firebird oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Firebird exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 Firebird

Help your 1998 Pontiac Firebird run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.