1996 Acura RL Oil Change Service

1996 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Acura RL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1996 Acura RL Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Acura RL’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Acura recommends having your 1996 Acura RL’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your RL may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Acura recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Acura RL. 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 Acura RL Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Acura RL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Acura has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 RL. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your RL’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your RL by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Acuras

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your RL engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Acura RL 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Acura's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Acura RL.

Where Can I Get a Acura RL Oil Change

When the time for your RL’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your RL’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 RL oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your RL’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1996 Acura RL

  • Should I check my Acura RL motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your RL’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Acura RL oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Acura RL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Acura RL

Help your 1996 Acura RL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.