1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Schedule

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

1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport?

Here’s Why 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Pontiac Trans Sport and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Trans Sport could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Trans Sport, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport!

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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Trans Sport running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport 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 Trans Sport's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Trans Sport may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Pontiac Trans Sport battery. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Trans Sport stranded. Your Pontiac Trans Sport 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 prevent premature wear on your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Trans Sport, check out the information table at the beginning 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 Trans Sport.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Trans Sport can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Trans Sport 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. Components within your Pontiac Trans Sport's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Trans Sport services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Trans Sport’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Pontiac Trans Sport radiator? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Questions

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

  • When should I have Pontiac Trans Sport alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Trans Sport is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Pontiac Trans Sport need high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Trans Sport has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Pontiac Trans Sport to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Pontiac Trans Sport

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