1986 Porsche 944 Oil Change

When to Change 1986 Porsche 944 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Porsche 944? 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, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Porsche recommends changing your 1986 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Porsche if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Porsche 944 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Porsche 944 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Porsche has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 944. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 944's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 944 by taking into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Porsche? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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] There's also 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Porsche 944, refer to Porsche's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1986 Porsche 944 Oil Change

The next time your Porsche 944 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 944’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1986 944 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 944'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.

1986 Porsche 944 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Porsche 944 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Porsche 944 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Porsche oil on my own? 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche exhaust smoke gray 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 944

Help your 1986 944 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!