1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Change Service

1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Oldsmobile Silhouette’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1996 Silhouette’s oil should be changed according to Oldsmobile’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Silhouette may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Oldsmobile recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Oldsmobile Silhouette. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Oldsmobile Silhouette?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Oldsmobile Silhouette. Oldsmobile has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Silhouette. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Silhouette’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Oldsmobiles

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Oldsmobile? Your Silhouette engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Oldsmobile Silhouette oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Oldsmobile's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Where Can I Get a Oldsmobile Silhouette Oil Change

The next time your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Oldsmobile Silhouette oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Silhouette today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 Silhouette Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Oldsmobile Silhouette engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Silhouette’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Oldsmobile oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Oldsmobile Silhouette exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Silhouette

Help your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.