1997 GMC K2500 Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC K2500

Help your 1997 GMC K2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

1997 GMC K2500 Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1997 GMC K2500 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1997 GMC K2500 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.

GMC recommends changing your 1997 K2500’s oil at regular 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 GMC K2500?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 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 1997 K2500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your K2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 by considering 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! 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 champions. 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] 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 GMC K2500, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1997 GMC K2500 Oil Change

The next time your GMC K2500 needs an oil change, you know where to go! 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 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 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.

1997 GMC K2500 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my GMC K2500 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your K2500’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, 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, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.