1996 Hyundai Sonata Maintenance

1996 Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Hyundai Sonata

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

What to Know About 1996 Hyundai Sonata Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Hyundai Sonata to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Sonata. 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 Sonata maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Hyundai Sonata!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Hyundai 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Sonata running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Hyundai Sonata problems later.

Overview of Essential Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1996 Hyundai Sonata to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Sonata’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1996 Hyundai Sonata be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Sonata may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Hyundai Sonata battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Sonata stranded. Your Hyundai Sonata could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Hyundai Sonata engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Sonata. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 Hyundai Sonata.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Hyundai Sonata can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, perform Hyundai Sonata suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Hyundai Sonata's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Hyundai Sonata services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Sonata’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Hyundai Sonata? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Hyundai Sonata maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 Hyundai Sonata. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Hyundai today.

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Hyundai Sonata? You know your Hyundai Sonata better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Hyundai Sonata to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Hyundai Sonata? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Hyundai dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Hyundai Sonata 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.

Maintain Your Hyundai Sonata

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