1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change

1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Pontiac recommends having your 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Grand Prix may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Pontiac if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Pontiac Grand Prix. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Grand Prix Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 Grand Prix. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Grand Prix’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your 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 Pontiacs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Pontiac? Your Grand Prix 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 Pontiac Grand Prix 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, 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 feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Where to Go for 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Oil Change

The next time your Pontiac Grand Prix needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Pontiac Grand Prix oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Grand Prix today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 Prix Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Pontiac Grand Prix motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Pontiac Grand Prix engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Pontiac oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Grand Prix exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Grand Prix

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