1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Oil Change

1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet C1500 Suburban’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Chevrolet recommends changing your 1996 C1500 Suburban’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your C1500 Suburban may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet C1500 Suburban. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet C1500 Suburban. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1996 C1500 Suburban. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your C1500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C1500 Suburban by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1996 C1500 Suburban 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet C1500 Suburban

The next time your Chevrolet C1500 Suburban needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet C1500 Suburbans. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Chevrolet C1500 Suburban oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your C1500 Suburban's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet C1500 Suburban? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet C1500 Suburban engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 C1500 Suburban

Help your 1996 C1500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!