1998 Saturn SC2 Oil Change Service

1998 Saturn SC2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Saturn SC2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1998 Saturn SC2 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Saturn SC2? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.

Your 1998 SC2’s oil should be changed according to Saturn’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Saturn-recommended oil change intervals, your SC2 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Saturn if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SC2. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Saturn SC2?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Saturn SC2 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1998 SC2. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your SC2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 SC2 by considering your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your SC2 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Saturn SC2 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Saturn's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Saturn SC2.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saturn SC2

When it's time for a 1998 Saturn SC2 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Saturn SC2s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 SC2 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your SC2 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 1998 Saturn SC2

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saturn SC2? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your SC2’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saturn oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SC2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Saturn SC2

Help your 1998 SC2 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!