2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil

Need more info about 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix oil changes? 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. 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.

Pontiac recommends changing your 2003 Grand Prix’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Grand Prix may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Grand Prix Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2003 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, an auto technician will change your Grand Prix’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Grand Prix by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

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 Prix deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac Grand Prix 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 champions. For example, 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. 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change

When the time for your Grand Prix’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, 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. 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 Prix Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Pontiac Grand Prix motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Grand Prix engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Grand Prix oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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 Grand Prix spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Grand Prix

Help your 2003 Grand Prix engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!