1998 Saturn SL1 Oil Change Service

1998 Saturn SL1 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Saturn SL1? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Saturn SL1 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Saturn SL1? Turn to 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, 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 1998 SL1’s oil should be changed according to Saturn’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your SL1 in the above table. Your SL1 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SL1. 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 Saturn SL1 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Saturn SL1 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saturn has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Saturn SL1 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, one of our techs will change your SL1’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your SL1 by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Saturn's recommendations to select the right  1998 SL1 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 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 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 overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Saturn SL1, refer to Saturn's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1998 Saturn SL1 Oil Change

When the time for your SL1’s next oil change rolls around, 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 and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Saturn SL1 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your SL1's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 SL1 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Saturn SL1 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Saturn SL1 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saturn oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SL1 exhaust smoke grayish 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Saturn SL1 Oil Changed

Help your 1998 Saturn SL1 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.