Need more info about 1988 Pontiac Sunbird oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.
Your 1988 Sunbird’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change 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 knocking sounds 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Sunbird. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing 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 1988 Sunbird. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician 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 visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Sunbird by considering your driving style, climate,
What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Sunbird deserves the best. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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.  Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Pontiac Sunbird.
When it's time for a 1988 Pontiac Sunbird oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac 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 Sunbird's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.
 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.
Give your Sunbird’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.