Oil Changes for 1996 Chevrolet Caprice

1996 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Chevrolet Caprice? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 1996 Chevrolet Caprice’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your Caprice may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet Caprice. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Chevrolet Caprice?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Caprice. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Caprice. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Caprice’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 Caprice by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Caprice deserves the best. Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1996 Caprice 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet Caprice, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Caprice

The next time your Chevrolet Caprice needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Caprices. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Chevrolet Caprice oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Caprice 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 Chevrolet Caprice

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Caprice? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Caprice 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 Chevrolet Caprice oil at home? 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 Chevrolet Caprice exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Caprice Oil Changed

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