2009 Pontiac G3 Oil Change

How Often to Change 2009 Pontiac G3 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac G3’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 2009 Pontiac G3’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your G3 in the above table. Your G3 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac G3. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2009 Pontiac G3?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2009 Pontiac G3 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2009 G3. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your G3’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your G3 by taking into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Pontiac? We carry the best because your G3 deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  2009 G3 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 proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2009 Pontiac G3.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac G3

When it's time for a 2009 Pontiac G3 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. To find out how much a 2009 G3 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your G3'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.

2009 Pontiac G3 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac G3 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your G3’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac G3 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac G3 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2009 G3

Help your 2009 G3 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!