Oil Changes for 1985 Porsche 944

How Often to Change 1985 Porsche 944 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Porsche 944’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Porsche recommends changing your 1985 944’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 944 in the above table. Outside of Porsche-recommended oil change intervals, your 944 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Porsche 944. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1985 Porsche 944?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 Porsche 944 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Porsche has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1985 944. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 944's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 944 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Porsche 944 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, 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? 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 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 1985 Porsche 944.

Where Can I Get a Porsche 944 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1985 Porsche 944 oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Porsche vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Porsche 944 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 944 today. 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.

1985 Porsche 944 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Porsche 944? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Porsche 944 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 944 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Porsche 944 Oil Changed

Give your 944’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.