1988 GMC G1500 Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC G1500

Give your G1500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

When to Change 1988 GMC G1500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC G1500’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 changing your 1988 G1500’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your G1500 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 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC G1500. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1988 GMC G1500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 GMC G1500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1988 G1500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your G1500's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your G1500 by considering your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your G1500 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC G1500 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 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 GMC G1500.

Where Can I Get a GMC G1500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1988 GMC G1500 oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your G1500’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your GMC G1500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your G1500 today. 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.

1988 GMC G1500 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my GMC G1500 motor oil level? 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 G1500 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC G1500 oil at home? 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my GMC G1500 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.