1996 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

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.

How Often to Get 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1996 Grand Am’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Grand Am may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Pontiac if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Grand Am. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Pontiac Grand Am motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Grand Am. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Grand Am's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Am by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Grand Am deserves the best. Consult Pontiac's recommendations to select the right  1996 Grand Am oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, refer to Pontiac's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Grand Am needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Grand Ams. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Grand Am oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Grand Am's engine. 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 Pontiac Grand Am Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Pontiac Grand Am motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pontiac Grand Am engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Grand Am oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Grand Am exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Pontiac Grand Am

Help your 1996 Grand Am engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!