1984 GMC K1500 Oil Change

Get Your GMC K1500 Oil Changed

Help your 1984 GMC K1500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1984 GMC K1500 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your GMC K1500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 having your 1984 GMC K1500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your K1500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K1500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC K1500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1984 GMC K1500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1984 K1500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your K1500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your K1500 by considering your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your K1500 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC K1500 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 proven winners. For instance, 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1984 GMC K1500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K1500

When the time for your K1500’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC K1500s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1984 GMC K1500s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your K1500 today. 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.

1984 GMC K1500 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my GMC K1500 engine? 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, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to GMC K1500 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? 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. 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 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.