1998 Saturn SW1 Oil Change Service

1998 Saturn SW1 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Saturn SW1? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Saturn SW1 Oil Changes

Need more info about 1998 Saturn SW1 oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.

Saturn recommends changing your 1998 SW1’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your SW1 in the above table. Outside of Saturn-recommended oil change intervals, your SW1 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Saturn recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Saturn SW1. 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 SW1 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Saturn SW1 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1998 SW1. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your SW1's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your SW1 by considering your driving habits, climate,

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 SW1 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Saturn SW1 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, 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. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. 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 fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1998 Saturn SW1, refer to Saturn's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1998 Saturn SW1 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Saturn SW1 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Saturn SW1s. 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 SW1 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your SW1'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 SW1 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saturn SW1? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Saturn SW1 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. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SW1 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 SW1

Help your 1998 Saturn SW1 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.