1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance

1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban?

Here’s Why 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your GMC C1500 Suburban, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your C1500 Suburban has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine C1500 Suburban maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your C1500 Suburban perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC C1500 Suburban Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your C1500 Suburban’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC C1500 Suburban battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your GMC C1500 Suburban won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 C1500 Suburban in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your GMC C1500 Suburban steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform GMC C1500 Suburban suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC C1500 Suburban's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your GMC C1500 Suburban’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC C1500 Suburban radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC C1500 Suburban alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my GMC C1500 Suburban? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your GMC C1500 Suburban? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your GMC C1500 Suburban to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your GMC C1500 Suburban

Take care of your GMC C1500 Suburban and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.