1996 Chevrolet Astro Oil Change Service

1996 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Chevrolet Astro Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Chevrolet Astro? 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.”

Chevrolet recommends changing your 1996 Astro’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Astro in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Astro may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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 Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet Astro. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Chevrolet Astro?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Chevrolet Astro motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Astro. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Astro’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Astro by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your Astro engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1996 Astro 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet Astro.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet Astro Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Chevrolet Astro oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Chevrolet vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1996 Astro oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Astro's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Chevrolet Astro

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Astro motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Astro engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Chevrolet Astro oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Astro spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Astro Oil Changed

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