1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

Get Your GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Changed

Help your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change 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.

How Often to Get 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC K1500 Suburban’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your K1500 Suburban may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K1500 Suburban. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC K1500 Suburban Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 K1500 Suburban. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your K1500 Suburban's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your K1500 Suburban by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

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! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1996 K1500 Suburban 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 withstand rugged 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 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban.

Where to Go for 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

When the time for your K1500 Suburban’s next oil change rolls around, 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. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 GMC K1500 Suburbans. Let the experts take care of your K1500 Suburban’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.

1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC K1500 Suburban? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC K1500 Suburban engine failure. 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 K1500 Suburban spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.