1996 Lexus ES300 Oil Change

Get Your Lexus ES300 Oil Changed

Help your 1996 ES300 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1996 Lexus ES300 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Lexus ES300? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Lexus ES300 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Lexus ES300’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Lexus recommends having your 1996 Lexus ES300’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your ES300 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Lexus if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lexus ES300. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Lexus ES300?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Lexus ES300 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Lexus has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Lexus ES300 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your ES300’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your ES300 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Lexuss

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your ES300 deserves the best. Consult Lexus's recommendations to select the right  1996 ES300 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Lexus's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Lexus ES300.

Where to Go for 1996 Lexus ES300 Oil Change

When the time for your ES300’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 Lexus vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 ES300 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your ES300’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Lexus ES300

  • Should I check my Lexus ES300 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Lexus ES300 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Lexus ES300 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Lexus ES300 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.