1999 Porsche Boxster Oil Change

1999 Porsche Boxster Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1999 Porsche Boxster Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Porsche Boxster’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Porsche recommends changing your 1999 Boxster’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Boxster in the above table. Your Boxster may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Porsche Boxster. 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 Boxster Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Porsche Boxster motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Porsche has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1999 Porsche Boxster vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Boxster’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Boxster by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? 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 Boxster 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 tested and trusted. 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] 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 Porsche Boxster, defer to Porsche's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1999 Porsche Boxster Oil Change

The next time your Porsche Boxster needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Porsche Boxsters. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Porsche Boxster oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Boxster’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1999 Porsche Boxster Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Porsche Boxster motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Porsche Boxster engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche Boxster oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche Boxster spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Porsche Boxster

Help your 1999 Boxster engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!