1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Change Service

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.

How Often to Change 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil

Need more info about 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.

Pontiac recommends having your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Trans Sport may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Pontiac recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac Trans Sport. 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 Type of Oil Does My Pontiac Trans Sport Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Pontiac has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Trans Sport’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Trans Sport by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Pontiac Trans Sport

When the time for your Trans Sport’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Pontiac Trans Sports. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Pontiac Trans Sport oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Trans Sport's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 Trans Sport Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Pontiac Trans Sport? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pontiac Trans Sport engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Trans Sport oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Trans Sport spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Trans Sport

Help your 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.