1996 Buick Park Avenue Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Park Avenue

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

1996 Buick Park Avenue Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Buick Park Avenue Oil

Need more info about 1996 Buick Park Avenue oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Buick recommends changing your 1996 Park Avenue’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Park Avenue may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Buick Park Avenue. 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 1996 Buick Park Avenue?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Buick Park Avenue. Buick has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Park Avenue. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Park Avenue’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect 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 Park Avenue by taking into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Park Avenue engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1996 Park Avenue 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Buick Park Avenue.

Where to Go for 1996 Buick Park Avenue Oil Change

The next time your Buick Park Avenue needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Buick vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Buick Park Avenues. Let the experts take care of your Park Avenue’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.

1996 Buick Park Avenue Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Park Avenue engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Buick Park Avenue 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 Park Avenue oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Park Avenue spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.