1985 GMC Caballero Oil Change Service

When to Change 1985 GMC Caballero Engine Oil

Need more info about 1985 GMC Caballero oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 having your 1985 GMC Caballero’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your Caballero may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC Caballero. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1985 GMC Caballero?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC Caballero. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1985 GMC Caballero vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Caballero’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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 Caballero by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your Caballero engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC Caballero 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1985 GMC Caballero.

Where Can I Get a GMC Caballero Oil Change

When it's time for a 1985 GMC Caballero oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC Caballeros. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1985 GMC Caballeros. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Caballero's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1985 GMC Caballero Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC Caballero? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to GMC Caballero engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC Caballero oil at home? 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 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC Caballero

Help your 1985 GMC Caballero run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.