Oil Changes for 2000 GMC C3500

2000 GMC C3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 GMC C3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2000 GMC C3500 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC C3500’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.”

GMC recommends changing your 2000 C3500’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your C3500 in the above table. Your C3500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC C3500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC C3500 Need?

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 recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2000 C3500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your C3500's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 the number of miles on your odometer.

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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC C3500 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2000 GMC C3500, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a GMC C3500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2000 GMC C3500 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2000 GMC C3500s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your C3500 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 2000 GMC C3500

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC C3500? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your GMC C3500 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • 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 figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2000 C3500

Help your 2000 GMC C3500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.