Oil Changes for 1993 Saturn SL

1993 Saturn SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 Saturn SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1993 Saturn SL Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Saturn SL’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Your 1993 SL’s oil should be changed according to Saturn’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Saturn-recommended oil change intervals, your SL may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Saturn recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Saturn SL. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1993 Saturn SL motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saturn has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1993 Saturn SL vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your SL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your SL by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your SL deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 proven winners. 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Saturn's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1993 Saturn SL.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saturn SL

The next time your Saturn SL needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Saturn vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Saturn SL oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your SL’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 1993 Saturn SL

  • Should I check my Saturn SL motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Saturn SL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Saturn SL 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SL spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Saturn SL

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