1986 GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Change

When to Change 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy Engine Oil

Need more info about 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 changing your 1986 S15 Jimmy’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your S15 Jimmy 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, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of 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 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your S15 Jimmy's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect 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 S15 Jimmy 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 stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  1986 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest 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 1986 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 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 quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 GMC S15 Jimmys. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your S15 Jimmy's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC S15 Jimmy? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your S15 Jimmy’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it 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 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 S15 Jimmy spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

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.