Oil Changes for 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Grand Am’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 1997 Grand Am’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Grand Am may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Grand Am. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Pontiac Grand Am?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Pontiac Grand Am. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 Grand Am. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Grand Am's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Grand Am by considering your driving style, and odometer.

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 Grand Am deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1997 Grand Am 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 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened 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 1997 Pontiac Grand Am.

Where to Go for 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Grand Ams. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Grand Am 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 Grand Am'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.

1997 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Grand Am? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pontiac Grand Am engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac oil on my own? 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Grand Am exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Grand Am

Help your 1997 Grand Am engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!