1986 Saab 900 Oil Change

When to Change 1986 Saab 900 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Saab 900’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.

Saab recommends having your 1986 Saab 900’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 900 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 900 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Saab 900. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Saab 900?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Saab 900 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saab has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 Saab 900 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 900’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 900 by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Saabs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Saab? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Saab's recommendations to select the right  1986 900 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Saab 900, refer to Saab's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saab 900

The next time your Saab 900 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Saab vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Saab 900 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 900 today. 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 Saab 900 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saab 900? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your 900’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Saab 900 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Saab 900 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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.

Get Your Saab 900 Oil Changed

Help your 1986 900 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!