1984 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil

Need more info about 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

GMC recommends having your 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your C1500 Suburban may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC C1500 Suburban. 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 GMC C1500 Suburban Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C1500 Suburban's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C1500 Suburban by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your C1500 Suburban engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC C1500 Suburban 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC C1500 Suburban

When it's time for a 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C1500 Suburban’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1984 GMC C1500 Suburbans. Let the experts take care of your C1500 Suburban’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.

1984 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC C1500 Suburban? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your GMC C1500 Suburban engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 GMC exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC C1500 Suburban

Help your 1984 GMC C1500 Suburban run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.