Oil Changes for 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline

1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ford recommends having your 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your E-350 Econoline in the above table. Your E-350 Econoline may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ford if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford E-350 Econoline. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ford E-350 Econoline?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your E-350 Econoline’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline, defer to Ford's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Ford E-350 Econoline Oil Change

When the time for your E-350 Econoline’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ford vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 E-350 Econoline oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your E-350 Econoline’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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 E-350 Econoline Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Ford E-350 Econoline motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ford E-350 Econoline engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Ford oil on my own? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 E-350 Econoline

Help your 1996 Ford E-350 Econoline run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.