Oil Changes for 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban

How Often to Change 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC C1500 Suburban’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.

GMC recommends having your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your C1500 Suburban may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC C1500 Suburban. 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 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1986 C1500 Suburban. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your C1500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1986 C1500 Suburban 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 tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a GMC C1500 Suburban Oil Change

The next time your GMC C1500 Suburban needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C1500 Suburban’s engine. 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 C1500 Suburban oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your C1500 Suburban’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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC C1500 Suburban? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your C1500 Suburban’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 GMC C1500 Suburban 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. 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 GMC C1500 Suburban 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 C1500 Suburban

Help your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.