1986 Pontiac Parisienne Oil Change Service

When to Change 1986 Pontiac Parisienne Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Parisienne’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. 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 changing your 1986 Parisienne’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your Parisienne may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac Parisienne. 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 1986 Pontiac Parisienne?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Pontiac Parisienne motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 Pontiac Parisienne vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Parisienne’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Parisienne by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Parisienne deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1986 Parisienne 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1986 Pontiac Parisienne Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Parisienne needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Parisienne’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Parisienne 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 Parisienne'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.

1986 Pontiac Parisienne Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac Parisienne motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Parisienne engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Parisienne oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Parisienne Oil Changed

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