Oil Changes for 1996 Buick Century

Get Your Buick Century Oil Changed

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

1996 Buick Century Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Buick Century Oil Changes

Need more info about 1996 Buick Century oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Buick recommends changing your 1996 Century’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Century in the above table. Outside of Buick-recommended oil change intervals, your Century may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Buick if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Century. 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 1996 Buick Century?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Buick Century motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Buick Century vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Century’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other 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 Century by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Buick Century 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 proven winners. 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. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Buick Century, refer to Buick's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Century

When it's time for a 1996 Buick Century oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Centurys. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Buick Century oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Century’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1996 Buick Century Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Century engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Buick Century engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Buick Century oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 Buick Century 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.