1996 Oldsmobile Aurora Oil Change

1996 Oldsmobile Aurora Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile Aurora’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Your 1996 Aurora’s oil should be changed according to Oldsmobile’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Aurora in the above table. Outside of Oldsmobile-recommended oil change intervals, your Aurora may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Oldsmobile if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Oldsmobile Aurora. 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 Oldsmobile Aurora?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Aurora. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Aurora's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? Your Aurora engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Oldsmobile's recommendations to select the right  1996 Aurora 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 example, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora, refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Oldsmobile Aurora

The next time your Oldsmobile Aurora needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Oldsmobile vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Oldsmobile Auroras. Let the experts take care of your Aurora’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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 Oldsmobile Aurora Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Aurora engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Oldsmobile Aurora engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile Aurora oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Oldsmobile Aurora Oil Changed

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