1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird Oil Change

How Often to Get 1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 having your 1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your J2000 Sunbird may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird. 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 J2000 Sunbird?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1985 J2000 Sunbird. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your J2000 Sunbird’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your J2000 Sunbird by considering your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac J2000 Sunbird 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 tested and trusted. 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] And 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac J2000 Sunbird

The next time your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac J2000 Sunbirds. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird 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 J2000 Sunbird's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Pontiac J2000 Sunbird motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac J2000 Sunbird 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac J2000 Sunbird spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 Your Pontiac J2000 Sunbird Oil Changed

Help your 1985 Pontiac J2000 Sunbird run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.