1996 Ford Aspire Oil Change

1996 Ford Aspire Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Ford Aspire Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Ford Aspire? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.

Your 1996 Aspire’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Aspire in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Aspire may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford Aspire. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ford Aspire?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford Aspire. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Ford Aspire vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Aspire's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 Aspire by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ford? We carry the best because your Aspire deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford Aspire 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, 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. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Ford Aspire, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Ford Aspire Oil Change

The next time your Ford Aspire needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1996 Aspire oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Aspire’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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 Ford Aspire

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Aspire? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Aspire’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford Aspire 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford Aspire exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford Aspire

Give your Aspire’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.