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Oil change any specific brand of oil I need to use when I do my oil change? what brand of oil filter will be the best to use for my vehicle?

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You will probably get any number of responses to your question. Personally, I use either Valvoline or Castrol. There are numerous brands that work just as well. Since your vehicle is a "96, you should probably go with one of the "High Mileage" blends specifically for vehicles over 75,000 miles.

Any number of filters would suffice also. I use Fram, but again, it's a personal choice.

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