1987 GMC R3500 Oil Change

When to Change 1987 GMC R3500 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1987 GMC R3500 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1987 R3500’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your R3500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC R3500. 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 R3500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 GMC R3500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1987 R3500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your R3500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 R3500 by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? We carry the best because your R3500 deserves the best. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1987 R3500 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1987 GMC R3500.

Where Can I Get a GMC R3500 Oil Change

When the time for your R3500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. 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 1987 GMC R3500s. Let the experts take care of your R3500’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.

1987 GMC R3500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC R3500? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to GMC R3500 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change GMC R3500 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my GMC R3500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1987 R3500

Help your 1987 GMC R3500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.