1996 Lincoln Continental Oil Change Service

1996 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Lincoln Continental Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Lincoln Continental’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Lincoln recommends changing your 1996 Continental’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Continental in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Continental may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Lincoln recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Lincoln Continental. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Lincoln Continental?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Lincoln Continental motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Lincoln has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Lincoln Continental vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Continental’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Continental by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Lincoln's recommendations to select the right  1996 Continental 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Lincoln Continental, refer to Lincoln's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1996 Lincoln Continental Oil Change

When the time for your Continental’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Continental’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Lincoln Continental oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Continental 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 Lincoln Continental Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Lincoln Continental engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Continental’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Lincoln Continental oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 Lincoln Continental spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Continental

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