1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change Service

When to Change 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Oil

Need more info about 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix oil changes? Look no further than 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.”

Pontiac recommends having your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your Grand Prix may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess 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. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac Grand Prix. 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 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 specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 Grand Prix. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, 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 your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 Prix by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Grand Prix deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1986 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 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] And Pennzoil? 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 improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac Grand Prix

When the time for your Grand Prix’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Grand Prix’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prix'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.

1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Grand Prix? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Grand Prix engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Grand Prix oil at home? 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 exhaust smoke gray 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac Grand Prix

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