1993 GMC K1500 Oil Change Service

1993 GMC K1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1993 GMC K1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1993 GMC K1500 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1993 GMC K1500? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

GMC recommends changing your 1993 K1500’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your K1500 in the above table. Your K1500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K1500. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC K1500?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1993 GMC K1500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1993 K1500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your K1500's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your K1500 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1993 GMC K1500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K1500

When it's time for a 1993 GMC K1500 oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC K1500s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1993 K1500 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your K1500 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1993 GMC K1500

  • Should I check my GMC K1500 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your GMC K1500 Oil Changed

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