2008 Pontiac Vibe Oil Change Service

2008 Pontiac Vibe Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Pontiac Vibe? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2008 Pontiac Vibe Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Pontiac Vibe? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Pontiac recommends having your 2008 Pontiac Vibe’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Vibe may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Pontiac Vibe. 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 Vibe Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Pontiac Vibe motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2008 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Vibe's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check 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, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Vibe engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  2008 Vibe 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2008 Pontiac Vibe, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Pontiac Vibe Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Vibe needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Vibes. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 Vibe oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Vibe 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2008 Pontiac Vibe

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Vibe? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Vibe’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac oil on my own? 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. 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 Vibe spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Vibe

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