1983 GMC C2500 Suburban Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC C2500 Suburban

Help your 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC C2500 Suburban’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 1983 C2500 Suburban’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your C2500 Suburban may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC C2500 Suburban. 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 C2500 Suburban?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1983 C2500 Suburban. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, 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 C2500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your C2500 Suburban deserves the best. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1983 C2500 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban Oil Change

When the time for your C2500 Suburban’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 C2500 Suburbans. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your GMC C2500 Suburban oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your C2500 Suburban 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 1983 GMC C2500 Suburban

  • Should I check my GMC C2500 Suburban motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your C2500 Suburban’s 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 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.