1996 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance

1996 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Pontiac Firebird

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Pontiac Firebird?

Your Guide to 1996 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac Firebird and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Firebird could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Firebird maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Pontiac Firebird!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Pontiac 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Firebird perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Pontiac Firebird problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1996 Pontiac Firebird to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Firebird's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Pontiac Firebird. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Firebird battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 Pontiac Firebird won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1996 Pontiac Firebird's engine run smoother. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Firebird in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Pontiac Firebird.

Maintaining your Pontiac Firebird steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Pontiac Firebird steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Pontiac Firebird's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Firebird? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

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

  • When should I have Pontiac Firebird alignment checked? 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 use high mileage oil in my Pontiac Firebird? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Firebird? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Firebird in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Pontiac Firebird

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