Oil Changes for 1999 Saturn SL2

1999 Saturn SL2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Saturn SL2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1999 Saturn SL2 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Saturn SL2’s oil changed? Look no further than 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 1999 SL2’s oil should be changed according to Saturn’s recommended oil change 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 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, drive in dusty areas, 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 SL2. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Saturn SL2?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Saturn SL2 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saturn has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1999 SL2. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your SL2’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your SL2 by taking into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Saturn? We carry the best because your SL2 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Saturn SL2 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver 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 1999 Saturn SL2.

Where to Go for 1999 Saturn SL2 Oil Change

The next time your Saturn SL2 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your SL2’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1999 SL2 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your SL2 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.

1999 Saturn SL2 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Saturn SL2 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Saturn SL2 engine failure. 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? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Saturn SL2

Help your 1999 Saturn SL2 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.