This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed for 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. Please keep this manual in your Oldsmobile, so it will About be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it.
About Driving Your Bravada
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read the “on-pavement” and “off-road” driving guidelines in this manual. (See “Driving Guidelines’’ and “Operating Your Bravada Off Paved Roads’’ in the Index.)
How to Use this Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you may drive it to work, to do errands or in many other ways.
Because of all the different ways people use their GM vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find in the schedules in this section. So please read this section and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Oldsmobile retailer.
This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you should schedule them. If you go to your retailer for your service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts.
The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle.
These schedules are for vehicles that:
- carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s CertificatiodTire label. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index.
- are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits.
- use the recommended fuel. See “Fuel” in the Index.
How This Section is Organized
The remainder of this section is divided into five parts:
- “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your retailer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.
- “Part B: Owner Checks and Services” tells you what should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also explains what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition.
- “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections that your Oldsmobile retailer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform.
- ‘(Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists some products GM recommends to help keep your vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done.
- “Part E: Maintenance Record” provides a place for you to record the maintenance performed on your vehicle. Whenever any maintenance is performed, be sure to write it down in this part. This will help you determine when your next maintenance should be done. In addition, it is a good idea to keep your maintenance receipts. They may be needed to qualify your vehicle for warranty repairs.
If you are skilled enough to do some work on your vehicle, you will probably want to get the service information GM publishes. See “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index.