1993 GMC C3500 Oil Change

Get Your GMC C3500 Oil Changed

Help your 1993 C3500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1993 GMC C3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 GMC C3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1993 GMC C3500 Oil

Need more info about 1993 GMC C3500 oil changes? Turn to 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.”

Your 1993 C3500’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C3500 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your C3500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC C3500. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1993 GMC C3500?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC C3500. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1993 C3500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C3500's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C3500 by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your C3500 deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 champions. 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 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 made for gasoline and diesel 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 1993 GMC C3500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a GMC C3500 Oil Change

When the time for your C3500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C3500’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1993 C3500 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your C3500 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.

1993 GMC C3500 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my GMC C3500 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC C3500 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC C3500 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC C3500 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.