1997 Saturn SL2 Oil Change

1997 Saturn SL2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Saturn SL2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Saturn SL2 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Saturn SL2’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 changing your 1997 SL2’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your SL2 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SL2. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Saturn SL2?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Saturn SL2 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1997 SL2. 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 SL2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your SL2 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working 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 1997 Saturn SL2, defer to Saturn's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Saturn SL2 Oil Change

When the time for your SL2’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your SL2’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Saturn SL2 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 SL2's engine. 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.

1997 Saturn SL2 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Saturn SL2 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Saturn SL2 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Saturn SL2 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SL2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 SL2

Help your 1997 Saturn SL2 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.