1996 Oldsmobile 88 Maintenance Schedule

1996 Oldsmobile 88 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Oldsmobile 88? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1996 Oldsmobile 88

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Oldsmobile 88?

Your Guide to 1996 Oldsmobile 88 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile 88, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 88 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 88, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Oldsmobile 88!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Oldsmobile, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 88 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Oldsmobile 88 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile 88

Bring your 1996 Oldsmobile 88 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 88's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 Oldsmobile 88? Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Oldsmobile 88 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 Oldsmobile 88 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Oldsmobile 88 running newer, longer. To learn how often Oldsmobile recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 88, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 Oldsmobile 88.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile 88 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Oldsmobile 88 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Oldsmobile 88's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Oldsmobile 88 services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Oldsmobile 88 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Oldsmobile 88 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Oldsmobile 88 maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1996 Oldsmobile 88? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Oldsmobile 88. Get answers to common Oldsmobile 88 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile 88? You know your Oldsmobile 88 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Oldsmobile 88? 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 Oldsmobile 88 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Oldsmobile? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Oldsmobile 88 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Oldsmobile 88

Your Oldsmobile 88 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.