Oil Changes for 1996 Porsche 911

1996 Porsche 911 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Porsche 911? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Porsche 911 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Porsche 911? 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. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Porsche recommends changing your 1996 911’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 911 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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 Porsche recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Porsche 911. 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 Porsche 911 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Porsche 911 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Porsche has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Porsche 911 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 911's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 911 deserves the best. Consult Porsche's recommendations to select the right  1996 911 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Porsche 911, defer to Porsche's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1996 Porsche 911 Oil Change

The next time your Porsche 911 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 911’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Porsche 911s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 911 today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Porsche 911

  • What can low oil do to my Porsche 911 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Porsche 911 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 911 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche exhaust smoke gray 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 the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 911

Help your 1996 Porsche 911 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.