1986 Pontiac T1000 Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1986 Pontiac T1000 Oil

Need more info about 1986 Pontiac T1000 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1986 T1000’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your T1000 in the above table. Outside of Pontiac-recommended oil change intervals, your T1000 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac T1000. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Pontiac T1000 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Pontiac T1000 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 T1000. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your T1000’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 T1000 by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your T1000 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 tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made 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. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Pontiac T1000, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1986 Pontiac T1000 Oil Change

When the time for your T1000’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your T1000’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Pontiac T1000s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your T1000's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 Pontiac T1000

  • Should I check my Pontiac T1000 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Pontiac T1000 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac T1000 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac T1000 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac T1000

Give your T1000’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.