Oil Changes for 1987 GMC Jimmy

Get Your GMC Jimmy Oil Changed

Help your 1987 GMC Jimmy run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Change 1987 GMC Jimmy Oil

Need more info about 1987 GMC Jimmy oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1987 Jimmy’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Jimmy may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC Jimmy. 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 Type of Oil Does My GMC Jimmy Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 GMC Jimmy motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 Jimmy. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Jimmy's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 Jimmy by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Jimmy engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1987 GMC Jimmy, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC Jimmy

The next time your GMC Jimmy needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Jimmy’s engine. 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 1987 Jimmy oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Jimmy's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1987 GMC Jimmy Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my GMC Jimmy engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC Jimmy engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC Jimmy oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my GMC Jimmy exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.