1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Oil Change

1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 C2500 Suburban’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C2500 Suburban in the above table. Your C2500 Suburban may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet C2500 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 C2500 Suburban. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your C2500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C2500 Suburban by considering your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? We carry the best because your C2500 Suburban deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 proven winners. For example, 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban.

Where to Go for 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C2500 Suburban’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Chevrolet C2500 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 C2500 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.

1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet C2500 Suburban engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet C2500 Suburban engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet C2500 Suburban oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet C2500 Suburban exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 C2500 Suburban

Help your 1996 C2500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!