2004 Pontiac GTO Oil Change

When to Change 2004 Pontiac GTO Engine Oil

Need more info about 2004 Pontiac GTO oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2004 Pontiac GTO’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your GTO 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 vehicle, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac GTO. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2004 Pontiac GTO?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2004 Pontiac GTO motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2004 Pontiac GTO vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your GTO’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your GTO engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac GTO 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2004 Pontiac GTO, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2004 Pontiac GTO Oil Change

When it's time for a 2004 Pontiac GTO oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2004 Pontiac GTOs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your GTO'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.

2004 Pontiac GTO Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac GTO? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your GTO’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac GTO 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 GTO exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac GTO Oil Changed

Help your 2004 GTO engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!