Oil Changes for 1996 Ford Bronco

1996 Ford Bronco Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Ford Bronco Oil

Need more info about 1996 Ford Bronco oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 1996 Bronco’s oil should be changed according to Ford’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Bronco in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Bronco may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford Bronco. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Ford Bronco Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Ford Bronco motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Bronco. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Bronco’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 easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Bronco deserves the best. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  1996 Bronco 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these 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. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Ford's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Ford Bronco.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford Bronco

When it's time for a 1996 Ford Bronco oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Broncos. 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 Bronco oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Bronco’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.

1996 Ford Bronco Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Ford Bronco engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford Bronco engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford Bronco 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford Bronco

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