1983 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

How Often to Get 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban? Look no further than 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 having your 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your K1500 Suburban in the above table. No matter the mileage, your K1500 Suburban may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC K1500 Suburban. 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 K1500 Suburban?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your K1500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 K1500 Suburban by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your K1500 Suburban 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 K1500 Suburban 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel 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 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban.

Where to Go for 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

When it's time for a 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC K1500 Suburbans. 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 K1500 Suburban oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your K1500 Suburban’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1983 GMC K1500 Suburban

  • Should I check my GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your GMC K1500 Suburban engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change GMC K1500 Suburban 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1983 K1500 Suburban

Help your 1983 K1500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!