1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban Oil

Need more info about 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban oil changes? 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.”

Chevrolet recommends having your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your C20 Suburban may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet C20 Suburban. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet C20 Suburban Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 C20 Suburban. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C20 Suburban's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your C20 Suburban by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find 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  1986 C20 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] And 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified 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 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet C20 Suburban Oil Change

The next time your Chevrolet C20 Suburban needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C20 Suburban’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburbans. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your C20 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.

1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Chevrolet C20 Suburban motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Chevrolet C20 Suburban engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet C20 Suburban oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet C20 Suburban spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet C20 Suburban

Help your 1986 C20 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!