1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII?

What to Know About 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Lincoln Mark VIII to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Mark VIII has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Mark VIII maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII!

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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Mark VIII running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Lincoln Mark VIII Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Mark VIII. 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.

Could your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Lincoln Mark VIII battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Lincoln Mark VIII could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

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 Mark VIII running newer, longer. See Lincoln's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Mark VIII in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Lincoln Mark VIII can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Lincoln Mark VIII 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 Mark VIII's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Lincoln Mark VIII maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Lincoln Mark VIII cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Lincoln Mark VIII radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Lincoln Mark VIII alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Lincoln Mark VIII? 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 Mark VIII engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Lincoln? 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 Mark VIII, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Lincoln Mark VIII Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Lincoln Mark VIII maintenance appointment today.