1987 Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change Service

When to Change 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Sunbird’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 1987 Pontiac Sunbird’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sunbird in the above table. Your Sunbird may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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.

What Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Sunbird Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Pontiac Sunbird motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1987 Sunbird. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 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 drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Sunbird by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Pontiac? 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 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 in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change

When it's time for a 1987 Pontiac Sunbird oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sunbird’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Sunbird oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sunbird today. 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.

1987 Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac Sunbird motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Sunbird’s 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 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Sunbird exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac Sunbird

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