2003 Pontiac Sunfire Oil Change Service

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Sunfire’s oil changed? 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 2003 Sunfire’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Sunfire 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Pontiac if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Sunfire. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2003 Pontiac Sunfire?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Pontiac Sunfire motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2003 Sunfire. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Sunfire’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 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. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  2003 Sunfire 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 proven winners. 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] And Pennzoil? 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, defer to Pontiac's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac Sunfire

The next time your Pontiac Sunfire needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sunfire’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2003 Sunfire oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sunfire's engine. 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.

2003 Pontiac Sunfire Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Sunfire? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Sunfire engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Sunfire oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Sunfire spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Sunfire

Help your 2003 Pontiac Sunfire run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.