Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Sunbird’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”
Your 1986 Sunbird’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your Sunbird may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, frequent dusty roads, 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 Sunbird. 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.
Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Pontiac Sunbird. Pontiac has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 Sunbird. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Sunbird's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential 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 Sunbird by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.
Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sunbird engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 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.  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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Pontiac Sunbird, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.
When it's time for a 1986 Pontiac Sunbird oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Sunbirds. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Sunbird oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Sunbird’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!
 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.
Help your 1986 Sunbird engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!