Oil Changes for 1990 Chevrolet C2500

1990 Chevrolet C2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Chevrolet C2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1990 Chevrolet C2500 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Chevrolet C2500? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Chevrolet recommends having your 1990 Chevrolet C2500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your C2500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet C2500. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Chevrolet C2500?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet C2500. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 C2500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your C2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your C2500 by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your C2500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1990 Chevrolet C2500, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1990 Chevrolet C2500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1990 Chevrolet C2500 oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C2500’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Chevrolet C2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your C2500’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.

1990 Chevrolet C2500 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet C2500 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet C2500 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet C2500 oil at home? 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. 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 C2500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet C2500 Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Chevrolet C2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.