1997 Chevrolet C1500 Oil Change Service

1997 Chevrolet C1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Chevrolet C1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Chevrolet C1500 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 Chevrolet C1500? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 1997 C1500’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your C1500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle 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, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet C1500. 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 Chevrolet C1500 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet C1500. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 C1500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your C1500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C1500 by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

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  1997 C1500 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Chevrolet C1500.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet C1500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Chevrolet C1500 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet C1500s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Chevrolet C1500s. Let the experts take care of your C1500’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.

1997 Chevrolet C1500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Chevrolet C1500 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet C1500 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet C1500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet C1500

Help your 1997 C1500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!