1996 Chrysler Cirrus Oil Change

1996 Chrysler Cirrus Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Chrysler Cirrus Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Chrysler Cirrus? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Chrysler recommends having your 1996 Chrysler Cirrus’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Cirrus in the above table. Your Cirrus may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chrysler recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chrysler Cirrus. 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 Chrysler Cirrus?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chrysler Cirrus. Chrysler has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Chrysler Cirrus vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Cirrus's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cirrus by taking into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Chryslers

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chrysler Cirrus 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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] There's also 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Chrysler Cirrus, refer to Chrysler's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1996 Chrysler Cirrus Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cirrus’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Cirrus oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cirrus 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.

1996 Chrysler Cirrus Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chrysler Cirrus? 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 eventually lead to Chrysler Cirrus engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chrysler oil on my own? 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Chrysler Cirrus 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Cirrus

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