1996 Infiniti Q45 Oil Change

1996 Infiniti Q45 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Infiniti Q45? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Infiniti Q45 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Infiniti Q45? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Infiniti recommends having your 1996 Infiniti Q45’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Q45 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, 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 Infiniti if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Infiniti Q45. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Infiniti Q45 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Infiniti Q45 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Infiniti has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Q45. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Q45’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Q45 by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Infinitis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Q45 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Infiniti Q45 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Infiniti Q45, refer to Infiniti's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Infiniti Q45 Oil Change

The next time your Infiniti Q45 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Infiniti vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Q45 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Q45 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 Infiniti Q45 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Infiniti Q45 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Q45’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Infiniti Q45 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Infiniti Q45 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Infiniti Q45

Help your 1996 Infiniti Q45 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.