1993 Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change

1993 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1993 Pontiac Sunbird Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1993 Pontiac Sunbird? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 having your 1993 Pontiac Sunbird’s motor oil changed at regular 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Sunbird. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Sunbird Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1993 Pontiac Sunbird motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1993 Sunbird. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Sunbird’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Pontiac? Your Sunbird engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1993 Sunbird 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1993 Pontiac Sunbird.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change

When it's time for a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 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.

1993 Pontiac Sunbird Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac Sunbird engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Sunbird’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Sunbird oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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 damaged 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.