Oil Changes for 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

How Often to Change 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 2001 Grand Am’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Grand Am in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Grand Am may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you 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. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Pontiac Grand Am?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Pontiac Grand Am motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2001 Grand Am. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Grand Am’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Am 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 Grand Am deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac Grand Am 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

When the time for your Grand Am’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Grand Am’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Pontiac Grand Ams. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Grand Am 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 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac Grand Am engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Grand Am’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Grand Am oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Grand Am exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Grand Am Oil Changed

Help your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.