2008 GMC Canyon Oil Change

Get Your GMC Canyon Oil Changed

Help your 2008 Canyon engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Get 2008 GMC Canyon Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC Canyon’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2008 Canyon’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Canyon in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Canyon may need its oil changed ASAP 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC Canyon. 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 2008 GMC Canyon?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2008 GMC Canyon motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Canyon. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Canyon's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Canyon by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? 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 Canyon 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2008 GMC Canyon, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC Canyon

When it's time for a 2008 GMC Canyon oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC Canyons. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 Canyon oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Canyon 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 2008 GMC Canyon

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC Canyon? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC Canyon engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change GMC Canyon oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 Canyon spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.