1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Give your K1500 Suburban’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 changing your 1998 K1500 Suburban’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. 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 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, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC K1500 Suburban?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC K1500 Suburban. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 K1500 Suburban. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto 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 perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your K1500 Suburban by considering your driving preferences, 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! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working 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 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban.

Where Can I Get a 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 carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 GMC K1500 Suburbans. 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.

1998 GMC K1500 Suburban Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my GMC K1500 Suburban motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, 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? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.