Oil Changes for 2005 Pontiac Grand Am

How Often to Change 2005 Pontiac Grand Am Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Grand Am’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2005 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. No matter the mileage, your Grand Am may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2005 Pontiac Grand Am?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2005 Pontiac Grand Am motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2005 Grand Am. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Grand Am's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Am by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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 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 2005 Pontiac Grand Am.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Grand Am needs an 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’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2005 Grand Am oil change costs, call 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.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac Grand Am engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Grand Am engine failure. 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 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 Grand Am exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged 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.