Oil Changes for 1996 Buick Regal

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Regal

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

1996 Buick Regal Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Buick Regal Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Buick Regal? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 1996 Regal’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Regal in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Regal may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Buick if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Regal. 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 Buick Regal Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Buick Regal motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Regal. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Regal's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Regal by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Regal 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 Buick Regal 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 example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [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. 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 fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Buick Regal, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Buick Regal Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Buick Regal oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Regals. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Regal oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Regal’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 Buick Regal

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Regal engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Regal’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Buick oil on my own? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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.