1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Toyota Land Cruiser

Help your 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

When to Change 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser? Look no further than 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.”

Your 1996 Land Cruiser’s oil should be changed according to Toyota’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Land Cruiser in the above table. Outside of Toyota-recommended oil change intervals, your Land Cruiser may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Toyota if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Toyota Land Cruiser. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Toyota Land Cruiser Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Toyota has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 Land Cruiser. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Land Cruiser’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Land Cruiser by considering your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Toyotas

What motor oils are available 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Toyota's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Where Can I Get a Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Change

The next time your Toyota Land Cruiser needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Land Cruiser’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Toyota Land Cruiser oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Land Cruiser 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 Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Toyota Land Cruiser engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Land Cruiser’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Toyota oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.