1996 Ford Contour Oil Change

Get Your Ford Contour Oil Changed

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

When to Change 1996 Ford Contour Engine Oil

Need more info about 1996 Ford Contour oil changes? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Ford recommends having your 1996 Ford Contour’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Contour in the above table. Your Contour may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford Contour. 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 Contour Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Ford Contour motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ford has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Contour. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Contour’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Contour deserves the best. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  1996 Contour 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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [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 fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Ford Contour, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Ford Contour Oil Change

The next time your Ford Contour needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford Contours. 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 Contour oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Contour's engine. 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 Ford Contour Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford Contour? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Ford Contour engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ford Contour oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.