Oil Changes for 1988 Porsche 944

How Often to Get 1988 Porsche 944 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Porsche 944? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 1988 Porsche 944’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your 944 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Porsche 944?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Porsche 944 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Porsche has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1988 944. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 944’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 944 by considering your driving preferences, 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. Consult Porsche's recommendations to select the right  1988 944 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 instance, 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. 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Porsche 944, defer to Porsche's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Porsche 944

When it's time for a 1988 Porsche 944 oil change, 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’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 1988 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.

1988 Porsche 944 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Porsche 944? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 944’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 944 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche 944 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1988 944

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