1997 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 K1500 Suburban

Help your 1997 K1500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1997 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban? 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, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1997 K1500 Suburban’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, 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 the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your K1500 Suburban by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your K1500 Suburban deserves 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K1500 Suburban

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 quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1997 K1500 Suburban oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your K1500 Suburban's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban

  • Should I check my GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, 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.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my GMC K1500 Suburban spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.