Oil Changes for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport

1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Trans Sport’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 changing your 1997 Trans Sport’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Trans Sport in the above table. Your Trans Sport 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 notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Trans Sport. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Pontiac Trans Sport?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Pontiac Trans Sport. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Trans Sport’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Trans Sport by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1997 Trans Sport 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 proven winners. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Change

When the time for your Trans Sport’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Trans Sport’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Trans Sport oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Trans Sport’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

1997 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Trans Sport? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Trans Sport engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Pontiac Trans Sport oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Trans Sport spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Trans Sport

Help your 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.