1996 Chevrolet C2500 Oil Change

1996 Chevrolet C2500 Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Chevrolet C2500? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Chevrolet recommends having your 1996 Chevrolet C2500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C2500 in the above table. Your C2500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet C2500. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet C2500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Chevrolet C2500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1996 C2500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your C2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your C2500 by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet C2500 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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, 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet C2500, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet C2500

The next time your Chevrolet C2500 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C2500’s engine. 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 1996 Chevrolet C2500s. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Chevrolet C2500

  • Should I check my Chevrolet C2500 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Chevrolet C2500 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Chevrolet C2500 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet C2500

Give your C2500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.