Oil Changes for 1990 GMC K2500

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K2500

Help your 1990 GMC K2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

1990 GMC K2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 GMC K2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 GMC K2500 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 GMC K2500? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

GMC recommends changing your 1990 K2500’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your K2500 in the above table. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your K2500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your GMC K2500. 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 Type of Oil Does My GMC K2500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 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 1990 K2500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your K2500's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your K2500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1990 K2500 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to 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 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 1990 GMC K2500.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC K2500

When it's time for a 1990 GMC K2500 oil change, you know where to turn. 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. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 GMC K2500s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your K2500's engine. 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.

1990 GMC K2500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC K2500? Engine oil lubricates 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 cause your GMC K2500 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change GMC K2500 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.