1996 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance

1996 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 1996 Hyundai Elantra

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Hyundai Elantra?

Your Guide to 1996 Hyundai Elantra Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Hyundai Elantra, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Elantra. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Elantra maintenance. Just follow your 1996 Hyundai Elantra maintenance schedule!

Hyundai 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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Elantra running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 Hyundai Elantra problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Hyundai Elantra

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Hyundai Elantra and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Elantra’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1996 Hyundai Elantra 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). 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 Hyundai Elantra battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra's engine run smoother. See Hyundai's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Elantra in the chart at the top of this page. 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Hyundai Elantra? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Hyundai Elantra can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Hyundai Elantra suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Hyundai Elantra's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Hyundai Elantra maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Hyundai Elantra’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Hyundai Elantra radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 Hyundai Elantra 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.

Questions About 1996 Hyundai Elantra Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Hyundai Elantra? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Elantra is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Hyundai Elantra to high mileage oil? If your Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai? 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 Hyundai Elantra, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Hyundai Elantra

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Hyundai Elantra maintenance appointment today.