1996 Chevrolet C3500 Oil Change

1996 Chevrolet C3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Chevrolet C3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1996 Chevrolet C3500 Oil Changes

Need more info about 1996 Chevrolet C3500 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 C3500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Chevrolet-recommended oil change intervals, your C3500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Chevrolet C3500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet C3500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Chevrolet C3500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 C3500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your C3500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 C3500 by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your C3500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  1996 C3500 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. 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 uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Chevrolet C3500, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet C3500

The next time your Chevrolet C3500 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet C3500s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 C3500 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your C3500’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.

1996 Chevrolet C3500 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Chevrolet C3500 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet C3500 engine failure. 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 engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 C3500

Help your 1996 Chevrolet C3500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.