1999 Saturn SW2 Oil Change

1999 Saturn SW2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Saturn SW2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1999 Saturn SW2 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1999 Saturn SW2? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 1999 SW2’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your SW2 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 see an excess amount of 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Saturn SW2. 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 Type of Oil Does My Saturn SW2 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Saturn SW2 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1999 Saturn SW2 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your SW2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your SW2 by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your SW2 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Saturn's recommendations to select the right  1999 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 Saturn SW2, defer to Saturn's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Saturn SW2 Oil Change

The next time your Saturn SW2 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your SW2’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 SW2 oil change will cost by calling 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.

1999 Saturn SW2 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Saturn SW2 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Saturn SW2 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Saturn SW2 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SW2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 SW2

Help your 1999 SW2 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!