1996 Ford Crown Victoria Maintenance

1996 Ford Crown Victoria Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

How often should I service my 1996 Ford Crown Victoria?

What to Know About 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ford Crown Victoria to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Crown Victoria has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Crown Victoria, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Crown Victoria perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Ford Crown Victoria problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Crown Victoria

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Crown Victoria's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Ford Crown Victoria battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Crown Victoria stranded. Your Ford Crown Victoria won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Crown Victoria. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria.

Maintaining your Ford Crown Victoria steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Ford Crown Victoria suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ford Crown Victoria's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Ford Crown Victoria services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford Crown Victoria cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Crown Victoria? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Ford Crown Victoria maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Ford today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Ford Crown Victoria. Get answers to common Ford Crown Victoria maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford Crown Victoria? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ford Crown Victoria? If your Ford Crown Victoria has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ford Crown Victoria, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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Your Ford Crown Victoria isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.