1986 Saab 9000 Oil Change

How Often to Get 1986 Saab 9000 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Saab 9000’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

Saab recommends having your 1986 Saab 9000’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 9000 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saab 9000. 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 9000 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Saab 9000 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saab has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 Saab 9000 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, a technician will change your 9000's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 9000 by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Saabs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 9000 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Saab 9000 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. 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. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Saab 9000, defer to Saab's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Saab 9000 Oil Change

The next time your Saab 9000 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 9000 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 9000 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.

1986 Saab 9000 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Saab 9000 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Saab 9000 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saab oil on my own? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Saab exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Saab 9000

Give your 9000’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.