Oil Changes for 1996 Buick Roadmaster

Get an Oil Change for Your Buick Roadmaster

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

1996 Buick Roadmaster Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Buick Roadmaster Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Roadmaster’s oil changed? 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 Roadmaster’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Roadmaster may need its oil changed ASAP 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 may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Roadmaster. 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 Type of Oil Does My Buick Roadmaster Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Buick Roadmaster motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Buick Roadmaster vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Roadmaster’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Roadmaster by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Roadmaster 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 Roadmaster 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. 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. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Buick Roadmaster, defer to Buick's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Roadmaster

The next time your Buick Roadmaster needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Roadmaster’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Roadmaster oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Roadmaster 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 Roadmaster

  • Should I check my Buick Roadmaster motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Buick Roadmaster engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Buick oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Buick exhaust smoke gray 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 worn cylinder walls.