Oil Changes for 1999 Porsche 911

1999 Porsche 911 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Porsche 911? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1999 Porsche 911 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1999 Porsche 911 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

Porsche recommends having your 1999 Porsche 911’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Porsche-recommended oil change intervals, your 911 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 Porsche 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 Porsche 911. 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 Porsche 911 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Porsche 911 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Porsche has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1999 911. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 911’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 911 by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Porsche? Your 911 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Porsche 911 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Porsche's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1999 Porsche 911.

Where to Go for 1999 Porsche 911 Oil Change

When the time for your 911’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Porsche vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1999 Porsche 911s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 911's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1999 Porsche 911 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Porsche 911? 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, overheat, and cause your 911’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 911 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche 911 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Porsche 911 Oil Changed

Help your 1999 Porsche 911 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.