1998 Saturn SW2 Oil Change Service

1998 Saturn SW2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Saturn SW2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Saturn SW2 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Saturn SW2’s oil changed? Look no further than 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.

Your 1998 SW2’s oil should be changed according to Saturn’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your SW2 in the above table. Outside of Saturn-recommended oil change intervals, your SW2 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SW2. 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 1998 Saturn SW2?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Saturn SW2 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saturn has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Saturn SW2 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your SW2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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 SW2 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Saturn SW2, defer to Saturn's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1998 Saturn SW2 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1998 Saturn SW2 oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your SW2’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 SW2 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your SW2 today. 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 SW2 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Saturn SW2? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your SW2’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saturn oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 SW2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 Your Saturn SW2 Oil Changed

Give your SW2’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.