Oil Changes for 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban

Get Your GMC R2500 Suburban Oil Changed

Help your 1988 R2500 Suburban engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Get 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Oil Changes

Need more info about 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

GMC recommends having your 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your R2500 Suburban may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC R2500 Suburban. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1988 R2500 Suburban. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your R2500 Suburban’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your R2500 Suburban by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your R2500 Suburban deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC R2500 Suburban 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] There's also 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a GMC R2500 Suburban Oil Change

When the time for your R2500 Suburban’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your R2500 Suburban’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1988 R2500 Suburban oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your R2500 Suburban’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.

1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC R2500 Suburban? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your R2500 Suburban’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? 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC R2500 Suburban exhaust smoke grayish 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.