1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance

Maintain Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Your GMC K1500 Suburban isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.

1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban?

Here’s Why 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your GMC K1500 Suburban to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your K1500 Suburban could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get K1500 Suburban maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban!

GMC knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your K1500 Suburban running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your K1500 Suburban's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your K1500 Suburban may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC K1500 Suburban battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty K1500 Suburban) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC K1500 Suburban won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 K1500 Suburban, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC K1500 Suburban can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide GMC K1500 Suburban steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC K1500 Suburban's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended GMC K1500 Suburban services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your GMC K1500 Suburban engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your GMC K1500 Suburban radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC K1500 Suburban? You know your GMC K1500 Suburban better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my GMC K1500 Suburban? If your GMC K1500 Suburban has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC K1500 Suburban in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.