1996 Saturn SW2 Oil Change Service

1996 Saturn SW2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Saturn SW2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Saturn SW2 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Saturn SW2? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.

Saturn recommends having your 1996 Saturn SW2’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your SW2 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Saturn recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Saturn SW2. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Saturn SW2?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Saturn SW2 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Saturn has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Saturn SW2 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your SW2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your SW2 by taking into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Saturns

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Saturn? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Saturn's recommendations to select the right  1996 SW2 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened 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 SW2, refer to Saturn's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Saturn SW2

When the time for your SW2’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Saturn vehicles. 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 SW2s. Let the experts take care of your SW2’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1996 Saturn SW2 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Saturn SW2 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your SW2’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Saturn SW2 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 Saturn SW2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 SW2

Help your 1996 SW2 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!