1996 GMC K2500 Suburban Oil Change Service

1996 GMC K2500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban Oil

Need more info about 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban oil changes? 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. 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.”

Your 1996 K2500 Suburban’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your K2500 Suburban in the above table. No matter the mileage, your K2500 Suburban may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K2500 Suburban. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC K2500 Suburban?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your K2500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your K2500 Suburban by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver 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 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K2500 Suburban

When it's time for a 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your K2500 Suburban’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your GMC K2500 Suburban oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your K2500 Suburban 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban

  • Should I check my GMC K2500 Suburban motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to GMC K2500 Suburban engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC K2500 Suburban oil at home? 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. 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 K2500 Suburban exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K2500 Suburban

Give your K2500 Suburban’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.