1986 Renault R18i Oil Change Service

When to Change 1986 Renault R18i Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Renault R18i? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Renault recommends having your 1986 Renault R18i’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your R18i in the above table. No matter the mileage, your R18i may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Renault if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Renault R18i. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1986 Renault R18i?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Renault R18i motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Renault has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 R18i. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your R18i's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your R18i by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Renaults

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Renault R18i, refer to Renault's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Renault R18i

When it's time for a 1986 Renault R18i oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Renault vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Renault R18i oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your R18i’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1986 Renault R18i Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Renault R18i? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Renault R18i engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Renault 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Renault R18i exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 R18i

Help your 1986 R18i engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!