1996 Buick Century Maintenance Schedule

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1996 Buick Century Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Buick Century? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Buick Century

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Buick Century?

Here’s Why 1996 Buick Century Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Buick Century, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Century has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Century maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Buick Century!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Buick, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Century running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Buick Century problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Buick Century Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Buick Century for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Century’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 Buick Century? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Century may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Buick Century battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Century stranded. Your Buick Century won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Buick Century running newer, longer. To learn how often Buick recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Century, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Buick Century.

Routine upkeep for your Buick Century suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Buick Century suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Buick Century's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Buick Century services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Buick Century engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Buick Century radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Buick Century maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1996 Buick Century Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Buick Century. Get answers to common Buick Century maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Buick Century alignment checked? You know your Buick Century better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Buick Century? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Buick Century? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Buick? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Buick Century, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light