1996 Land Rover Discovery Oil Change Service

1996 Land Rover Discovery Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Land Rover Discovery? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1996 Land Rover Discovery Engine Oil

Need more info about 1996 Land Rover Discovery oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Land Rover recommends changing your 1996 Discovery’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Land Rover-recommended oil change intervals, your Discovery may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Land Rover if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Land Rover Discovery. 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 Land Rover Discovery Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Land Rover Discovery motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Land Rover has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Land Rover Discovery vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Discovery’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Discovery by taking into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Land Rovers

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Discovery engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Land Rover Discovery 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Land Rover Discovery, defer to Land Rover's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1996 Land Rover Discovery Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Land Rover Discovery oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Land Rover Discoverys. 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 Land Rover Discovery oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Discovery today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 Land Rover Discovery Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Land Rover Discovery engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Land Rover Discovery engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Land Rover Discovery oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Land Rover Discovery spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Land Rover Discovery

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