1988 Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Change

Get Your Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Changed

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

How Often to Change 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Toyota Land Cruiser’s oil changed? 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. 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.”

Toyota recommends changing your 1988 Land Cruiser’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Toyota-recommended oil change intervals, your Land Cruiser 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 an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Toyota if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Toyota Land Cruiser. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Toyota has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1988 Land Cruiser. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Land Cruiser’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Land Cruiser by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Toyotas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Toyota? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser, refer to Toyota's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Toyota Land Cruiser

The next time your Toyota Land Cruiser needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Toyota Land Cruisers. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Toyota Land Cruiser oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Land Cruiser 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser

  • What can low oil do to my Toyota Land Cruiser engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Toyota Land Cruiser engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Toyota Land Cruiser oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Toyota Land Cruiser 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.