1996 Buick Skylark Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Skylark

Help your 1996 Skylark engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1996 Buick Skylark Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Buick Skylark Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Buick Skylark? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Buick recommends changing your 1996 Skylark’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Skylark may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Buick Skylark. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Buick Skylark?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Buick Skylark. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 Skylark. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Skylark'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 Skylark by taking into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? Your Skylark 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 Skylark 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 instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Buick Skylark.

Where Can I Get a Buick Skylark Oil Change

The next time your Buick Skylark needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Skylark’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Buick Skylarks. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Skylark today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 Skylark Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Buick Skylark? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Buick Skylark engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Buick Skylark oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Skylark exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.