1996 Honda Odyssey Oil Change Service

1996 Honda Odyssey Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Honda Odyssey Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Honda Odyssey? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Honda recommends having your 1996 Honda Odyssey’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Odyssey 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Honda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Honda Odyssey. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Honda Odyssey?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Honda Odyssey motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Honda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Odyssey. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Odyssey’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Odyssey by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Hondas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Honda Odyssey oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. 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. Always refer to Honda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Honda Odyssey.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Honda Odyssey

When the time for your Odyssey’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 Honda vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Honda Odyssey oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Odyssey 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 Honda Odyssey Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Honda Odyssey engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Honda Odyssey engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Honda Odyssey oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 Honda Odyssey exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Odyssey

Give your Odyssey’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.