1996 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance

1996 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Schedule

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

1996 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1996 Pontiac Grand Am?

Here’s Why 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Pontiac Grand Am and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Grand Am. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Grand Am, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am!

Pontiac knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Grand Am running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Pontiac Grand Am problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Grand Am’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 Pontiac Grand Am. Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Grand Am battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Grand Am) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Grand Am could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am running newer, longer. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Grand Am in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Grand Am can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Pontiac Grand Am suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Pontiac Grand Am's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Grand Am 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. 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 Pontiac Grand Am’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Pontiac Grand Am radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Grand Am? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Grand Am is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Grand Am to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Pontiac Grand Am engines.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Pontiac Grand Am, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Pontiac Grand Am

Take care of your Pontiac Grand Am and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.