1998 Saturn SC1 Oil Change

1998 Saturn SC1 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Saturn SC1? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Saturn SC1 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Saturn SC1? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Saturn recommends having your 1998 Saturn SC1’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your SC1 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your SC1 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 vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Saturn recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SC1. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Saturn SC1?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Saturn SC1 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1998 SC1. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your SC1’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your SC1 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Saturn's recommendations to select the right  1998 SC1 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. 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] 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. 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 fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Saturn SC1, defer to Saturn's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saturn SC1

The next time your Saturn SC1 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Saturn SC1s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 SC1 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your SC1’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1998 Saturn SC1 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saturn SC1? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Saturn SC1 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Saturn SC1 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SC1 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Saturn SC1 Oil Changed

Help your 1998 Saturn SC1 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.