1996 Oldsmobile Bravada Maintenance

1996 Oldsmobile Bravada Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada?

Your Guide to 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Oldsmobile Bravada to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Bravada could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Bravada, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile themselves. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Bravada running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Oldsmobile Bravada Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Bravada’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. 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 Bravada battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Bravada) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile Bravada could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Bravada. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile Bravada can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Oldsmobile Bravada steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Oldsmobile Bravada's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Oldsmobile Bravada 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. 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 Bravada’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Oldsmobile Bravada radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1996 Oldsmobile Bravada Maintenance Questions

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Oldsmobile Bravada? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Oldsmobile Bravada to high mileage oil? If your Oldsmobile Bravada has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • 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 Bravada to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Oldsmobile Bravada

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