1997 GMC Jimmy Oil Change

1997 GMC Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 GMC Jimmy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 GMC Jimmy Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC Jimmy’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 having your 1997 GMC Jimmy’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC Jimmy. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 GMC Jimmy?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 GMC Jimmy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 GMC Jimmy vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Jimmy’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Jimmy by considering your driving preferences, local 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! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC Jimmy 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 champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 GMC Jimmy.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC Jimmy

When it's time for a 1997 GMC Jimmy oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Jimmy’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 GMC Jimmys. Let the experts take care of your Jimmy’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1997 GMC Jimmy Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my GMC Jimmy engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your GMC Jimmy engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change GMC Jimmy oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Jimmy 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 the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your GMC Jimmy Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Jimmy engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!