Oil Changes for 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

How Often to Get 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2003 Pontiac Grand Am? Turn to 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.”

Your 2003 Grand Am’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your Grand Am may need an oil change if your check engine 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Grand Am Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Pontiac Grand Am motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2003 Grand Am. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper 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 the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, 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. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous 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 2003 Pontiac Grand Am.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

When it's time for a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am oil change, you know where to turn. 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. 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.

2003 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change Q&A

  • 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, these parts can grind together, generate excess 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 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Grand Am spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Grand Am Oil Changed

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