Oil Changes for 1984 GMC G3500

Get Your GMC G3500 Oil Changed

Give your G3500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

When to Change 1984 GMC G3500 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1984 GMC G3500 oil changes? 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.”

Your 1984 G3500’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your G3500 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 car, 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, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC G3500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC G3500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1984 GMC G3500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1984 GMC G3500 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your G3500’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your G3500 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your G3500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1984 G3500 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 champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1984 GMC G3500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1984 GMC G3500 Oil Change

When the time for your G3500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1984 G3500 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your G3500'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.

1984 GMC G3500 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my GMC G3500 motor oil level? 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 G3500 engine failure. 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 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my GMC G3500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.