1996 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

Maintain Your GMC Safari

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

1996 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC Safari? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 GMC Safari

How often should I service my 1996 GMC Safari?

Here’s Why 1996 GMC Safari Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your GMC Safari and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Safari could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 Safari, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 GMC Safari!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Safari perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 GMC Safari problems later.

Overview of Essential GMC Safari Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 GMC Safari for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Safari. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 GMC Safari? 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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 GMC Safari battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your GMC Safari could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1996 GMC Safari's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Safari. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 GMC Safari.

Maintaining your GMC Safari steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide GMC Safari steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC Safari's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended GMC Safari 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!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your GMC Safari engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new GMC Safari radiator? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 GMC Safari maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1996 GMC Safari? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC Safari? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Safari is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my GMC Safari to high mileage oil? If your GMC Safari 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 GMC? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC Safari in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.