2012 GMC Acadia Oil Change Service

2012 GMC Acadia Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 GMC Acadia? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 GMC Acadia Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC Acadia’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at 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.”

GMC recommends having your 2012 GMC Acadia’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Acadia in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Acadia may need its oil changed ASAP 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 an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC Acadia. 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 GMC Acadia?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 GMC Acadia motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2012 GMC Acadia vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Acadia’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 Acadia by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Acadia engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  2012 Acadia 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 instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 GMC Acadia, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2012 GMC Acadia Oil Change

When the time for your Acadia’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC Acadias. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 GMC Acadias. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Acadia's engine. 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.

2012 GMC Acadia Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC Acadia? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Acadia’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC Acadia oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 GMC Acadia spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your GMC Acadia Oil Changed

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