1996 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Schedule

1996 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Oldsmobile 98? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Oldsmobile 98

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Oldsmobile 98?

Here’s Why 1996 Oldsmobile 98 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Oldsmobile 98, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 98 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 98, 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 98!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Oldsmobile, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 98's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 Oldsmobile 98 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile 98

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Oldsmobile 98 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 98’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1996 Oldsmobile 98 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 98 may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Oldsmobile 98 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 98 stranded. Your Oldsmobile 98 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Oldsmobile 98 running newer, longer. To learn how often Oldsmobile recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 98, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Oldsmobile 98? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile 98 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Oldsmobile 98 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Oldsmobile 98's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Oldsmobile 98 services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Oldsmobile 98’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Oldsmobile 98 radiator? 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 98 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.

1996 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Oldsmobile 98. Get answers to common Oldsmobile 98 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile 98? You know your Oldsmobile 98 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 98? 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 98 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 98 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Oldsmobile 98

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Oldsmobile 98 maintenance appointment today.