Oil Changes for 1996 Chevrolet Corvette

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Oil

Need more info about 1996 Chevrolet Corvette oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Chevrolet recommends changing your 1996 Corvette’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Corvette may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet Corvette. 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 Chevrolet Corvette Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Chevrolet Corvette motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Corvette. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Corvette’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil 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 easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Corvette deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet Corvette 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 proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet Corvette, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Corvette’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Corvette oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Corvette’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 Chevrolet Corvette Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Corvette motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Chevrolet Corvette engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Corvette oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 Corvette spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Corvette

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