Oil Changes for 2009 Pontiac G5

How Often to Change 2009 Pontiac G5 Oil

Need more info about 2009 Pontiac G5 oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.

Your 2009 G5’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your G5 in the above table. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your G5 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 G5. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Pontiac G5 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2009 Pontiac G5 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2009 Pontiac G5 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your G5’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take 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 stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  2009 G5 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 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made 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 picking the correct motor oil for your 2009 Pontiac G5, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2009 Pontiac G5 Oil Change

When the time for your G5’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your G5’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Pontiac G5 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your G5 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 2009 Pontiac G5

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac G5 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac G5 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac G5 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac exhaust smoke gray 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 old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2009 G5

Help your 2009 G5 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!