Oil Changes for 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC S15 Jimmy

Give your S15 Jimmy’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

How Often to Get 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 1985 S15 Jimmy’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your S15 Jimmy may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your GMC S15 Jimmy. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC S15 Jimmy Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your S15 Jimmy’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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your S15 Jimmy by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your S15 Jimmy engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1985 S15 Jimmy 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy.

Where Can I Get a GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Change

When the time for your S15 Jimmy’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your S15 Jimmy’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1985 S15 Jimmy oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your S15 Jimmy's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 1985 GMC S15 Jimmy

  • Should I check my GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to GMC S15 Jimmy engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.