1996 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Lincoln Continental

How often should I service my 1996 Lincoln Continental?

What to Know About 1996 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Lincoln Continental, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Continental. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Continental, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Lincoln Continental!

Lincoln 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. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 Continental running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 Lincoln Continental problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Lincoln Continental Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1996 Lincoln Continental 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Continental. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 Lincoln Continental? 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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 Lincoln Continental battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Continental stranded. Your Lincoln Continental won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Lincoln Continental running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Continental. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Lincoln Continental? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Lincoln Continental radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Lincoln Continental maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1996 Lincoln Continental? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Lincoln Continental? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Continental is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Lincoln Continental need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Lincoln Continental engines.
  • Can Lincoln dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Lincoln Continental, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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Take care of your Lincoln Continental and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.