1996 GMC K2500 Oil Change Service

Get Your GMC K2500 Oil Changed

Help your 1996 GMC K2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

1996 GMC K2500 Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 GMC K2500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC K2500’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your K2500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My GMC K2500?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your GMC K2500. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 GMC K2500 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your K2500's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other 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 by taking into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your K2500 deserves 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, 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] 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 GMC K2500, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1996 GMC K2500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 GMC K2500 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC K2500s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right 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 1996 GMC K2500

  • Should I check my GMC K2500 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your GMC K2500 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC K2500 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC K2500 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.