1996 Nissan Pickup Oil Change Service

1996 Nissan Pickup Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Nissan Pickup Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Nissan Pickup’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.

Your 1996 Pickup’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Pickup may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Nissan Pickup. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan Pickup?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Pickup. Nissan has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Pickup. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Pickup’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect 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 Pickup by considering your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? Your Pickup engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1996 Pickup 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 instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Nissan Pickup, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Pickup

The next time your Nissan Pickup needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Pickup’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1996 Pickup oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pickup's engine. 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 Nissan Pickup Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Pickup engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Pickup engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Pickup 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Pickup Oil Changed

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