1999 Saab 9-5 Oil Change Service

1999 Saab 9-5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Saab 9-5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1999 Saab 9-5 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1999 Saab 9-5? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 1999 9-5’s oil should be changed according to Saab’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 9-5 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 9-5 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 notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Saab recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saab 9-5. 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 Saab 9-5 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Saab 9-5 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saab has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1999 Saab 9-5 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 9-5’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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 9-5 by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Saabs

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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1999 Saab 9-5, refer to Saab's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saab 9-5

When the time for your 9-5’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 9-5’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Saab 9-5 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 9-5 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.

1999 Saab 9-5 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Saab 9-5 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Saab 9-5 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saab 9-5 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Saab 9-5 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 9-5

Help your 1999 Saab 9-5 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.