Oil Changes for 1983 GMC G2500

How Often to Get 1983 GMC G2500 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1983 GMC G2500? Get the advice you need at 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.”

GMC recommends changing your 1983 G2500’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your G2500 in the above table. Your G2500 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 notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC G2500. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC G2500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 GMC G2500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1983 GMC G2500 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your G2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil 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 G2500 by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your G2500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1983 G2500 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest 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 1983 GMC G2500.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC G2500

The next time your GMC G2500 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC G2500s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your GMC G2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your G2500 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.

1983 GMC G2500 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my GMC G2500 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your GMC G2500 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? 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 G2500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your GMC G2500 Oil Changed

Help your 1983 G2500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!