Oil Changes for 1997 Chevrolet C2500

1997 Chevrolet C2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Chevrolet C2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1997 Chevrolet C2500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet C2500’s oil changed? 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, "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 1997 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet C2500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Chevrolet C2500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Chevrolet C2500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1997 C2500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your C2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your C2500 deserves the best. 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 tested and trusted. 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] 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 C2500.

Where Can I Get a Chevrolet C2500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Chevrolet C2500 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Chevrolet vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1997 C2500 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your C2500’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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 C2500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet C2500? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your C2500’s 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 C2500

Help your 1997 C2500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!