Oil Changes for 1996 Honda Accord

1996 Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Honda Accord Oil Changes

Need more info about 1996 Honda Accord 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.”

Your 1996 Accord’s oil should be changed according to Honda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Honda-recommended oil change intervals, your Accord may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Honda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Honda Accord. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Honda Accord?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Honda Accord motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Honda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 Accord. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Accord’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Accord by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Accord engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Honda Accord, refer to Honda's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Honda Accord

The next time your Honda Accord needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Accord’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Honda Accord oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Accord’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 Honda Accord Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Honda Accord motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Honda Accord engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Honda oil on my own? 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Honda 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Honda Accord

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