Oil Changes for 1986 Chevrolet C30

When to Change 1986 Chevrolet C30 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet C30’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1986 Chevrolet C30’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C30 in the above table. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your C30 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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 go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet C30. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Chevrolet C30?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Chevrolet C30 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 C30. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C30's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C30 by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your C30 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1986 C30 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. 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] And 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Chevrolet C30, defer to Chevrolet's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet C30

The next time your Chevrolet C30 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet C30s. 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 1986 C30 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your C30’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.

1986 Chevrolet C30 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Chevrolet C30 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Chevrolet C30 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet C30 Oil Changed

Give your C30’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.