Oil Changes for 1996 Saturn SC2

1996 Saturn SC2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Saturn SC2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Saturn SC2 Oil

Need more info about 1996 Saturn SC2 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Saturn recommends changing your 1996 SC2’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your SC2 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 Saturn if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Saturn SC2. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Saturn SC2?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Saturn SC2. Saturn has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 SC2. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your SC2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 SC2 by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your SC2 deserves the best. 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Saturn SC2, refer to Saturn's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1996 Saturn SC2 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Saturn SC2 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Saturn SC2s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 Saturn SC2s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your SC2'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Saturn SC2

  • What can low oil do to my Saturn SC2 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your SC2’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Saturn SC2 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Saturn SC2 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Saturn SC2

Help your 1996 SC2 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!