Oil Changes for 2008 Pontiac G8

When to Change 2008 Pontiac G8 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Pontiac G8? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2008 G8’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your G8 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac G8. 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 G8 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Pontiac G8 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2008 Pontiac G8 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your G8's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your G8 by taking into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac G8 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 tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline 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. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2008 Pontiac G8.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac G8 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Pontiac G8 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac G8s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Pontiac G8 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your G8 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.

2008 Pontiac G8 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac G8 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Pontiac G8 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac G8 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac G8

Give your G8’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.