Oil Changes for 1996 Mercury Mystique

Get Your Mercury Mystique Oil Changed

Give your Mystique’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

When to Change 1996 Mercury Mystique Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mercury Mystique’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mercury recommends having your 1996 Mercury Mystique’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Mercury-recommended oil change intervals, your Mystique may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercury recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercury Mystique. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Mercury Mystique Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Mercury Mystique motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercury has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Mystique. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Mystique's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Mystique by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercurys

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercury? We carry the best because your Mystique deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercury Mystique oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mercury's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Mercury Mystique.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercury Mystique

The next time your Mercury Mystique needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercury Mystiques. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Mercury Mystiques. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Mystique 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 Mercury Mystique

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercury Mystique? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mercury Mystique engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mercury oil on my own? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mercury Mystique exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.