1989 GMC K2500 Oil Change

How Often to Change 1989 GMC K2500 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1989 GMC K2500? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1989 K2500’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your K2500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K2500. 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1989 GMC K2500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1989 K2500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your K2500's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your K2500 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

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 K2500 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC K2500 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1989 GMC K2500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1989 GMC K2500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1989 GMC K2500 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your K2500’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your GMC K2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your K2500’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1989 GMC K2500

  • What can low oil do to my GMC K2500 engine? 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, overheat, and cause your K2500’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • 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. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K2500

Help your 1989 GMC K2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.