1983 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change

When to Change 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Grand Prix may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Grand Prix. 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 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Pontiac Grand Prix. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1983 Grand Prix. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Grand Prix's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Prix by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

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. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1983 Grand Prix 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac Grand Prix

When it's time for a 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prixs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1983 Grand Prix oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Grand Prix'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.

1983 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Grand Prix? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Grand Prix’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Grand Prix oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Changed

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