Oil Changes for 1997 GMC K1500

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 K1500

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

1997 GMC K1500 Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1997 GMC K1500 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC K1500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 1997 GMC K1500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your K1500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC K1500. 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 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 GMC K1500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 K1500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your K1500's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

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. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1997 K1500 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 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] 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. 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 strengthened 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 1997 GMC K1500.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K1500

When the time for your K1500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 GMC K1500s. 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.

1997 GMC K1500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC K1500? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to GMC K1500 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my GMC K1500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.