1988 Saab 900 Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1988 Saab 900 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Saab 900? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Your 1988 900’s oil should be changed according to Saab’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Saab-recommended oil change intervals, your 900 may need an oil change 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Saab recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saab 900. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Saab 900 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Saab 900 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saab has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Saab 900 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 900’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 900 by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Saab 900 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 champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Saab 900, refer to Saab's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1988 Saab 900 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1988 Saab 900 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Saab 900 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 900’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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1988 Saab 900

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saab 900? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Saab 900 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saab 900 oil at home? 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Saab 900 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. 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, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1988 900

Help your 1988 900 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!