1996 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

1996 Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Mitsubishi Montero Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Mitsubishi Montero? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Mitsubishi recommends having your 1996 Mitsubishi Montero’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Montero may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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 Mitsubishi recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mitsubishi Montero. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Mitsubishi Montero?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mitsubishi Montero. Mitsubishi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Montero. 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, one of our techs will change your Montero’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Montero by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Mitsubishis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Montero deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Mitsubishi Montero, refer to Mitsubishi's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Mitsubishi Montero oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Montero’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Montero oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Montero's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 Mitsubishi Montero Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mitsubishi Montero? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Mitsubishi Montero engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mitsubishi Montero oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mitsubishi Montero exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mitsubishi Montero Oil Changed

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