Oil Changes for 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

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.

How Often to Change 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Oil

Need more info about 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.

Lincoln recommends changing your 1996 Mark VIII’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Mark VIII in the above table. Outside of Lincoln-recommended oil change intervals, your Mark VIII may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Lincoln Mark VIII. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Lincoln Mark VIII Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Lincoln Mark VIII. Lincoln has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Mark VIII’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Mark VIII by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Lincolns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Mark VIII deserves the best. Consult Lincoln's recommendations to select the right  1996 Mark VIII 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Lincoln's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Lincoln Mark VIII

When it's time for a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Lincoln Mark VIIIs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Mark VIII oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Mark VIII 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 Lincoln Mark VIII

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Lincoln Mark VIII? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Lincoln Mark VIII engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Lincoln Mark VIII oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Lincoln Mark VIII spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Lincoln Mark VIII Oil Changed

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