1999 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC C1500 Suburban

Help your 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

1999 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC C1500 Suburban’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 changing your 1999 C1500 Suburban’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C1500 Suburban in the above table. No matter the mileage, your C1500 Suburban may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC C1500 Suburban?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC C1500 Suburban. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your C1500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1999 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's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 GMC C1500 Suburban, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC C1500 Suburban

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’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 1999 GMC C1500 Suburbans. 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.

1999 GMC C1500 Suburban Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC C1500 Suburban? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC C1500 Suburban engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 C1500 Suburban spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. 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 old cylinder walls.