1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette

How often should I service my 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette?

Here’s Why 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Silhouette, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Silhouette has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Silhouette maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile themselves. 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Silhouette perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

Bring your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Silhouette. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last 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. 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 Silhouette 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 Silhouette won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

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 Silhouette engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1996 Silhouette. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Oldsmobile Silhouette suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 Silhouette's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Oldsmobile Silhouette maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Oldsmobile Silhouette cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Oldsmobile Silhouette radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Oldsmobile today.

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile Silhouette? You know your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 does my Oldsmobile Silhouette need high mileage oil? If your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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!
  •  Why are my Oldsmobile dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Oldsmobile Silhouette, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

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