1997 GMC K2500 Suburban Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K2500 Suburban

Help your 1997 K2500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1997 GMC K2500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 GMC K2500 Suburban? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 GMC K2500 Suburban Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC K2500 Suburban’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 1997 K2500 Suburban’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your K2500 Suburban may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC K2500 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 Type of Oil Does My GMC K2500 Suburban Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC K2500 Suburban. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 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 an oil change, a technician will change your K2500 Suburban's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your K2500 Suburban by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your K2500 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 K2500 Suburban.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K2500 Suburban

When the time for your K2500 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'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 GMC K2500 Suburbans. Let the experts take care of your K2500 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1997 GMC K2500 Suburban

  • Should I check my GMC K2500 Suburban motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to GMC K2500 Suburban engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC K2500 Suburban oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.