1988 GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Change

Get Your GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Changed

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

When to Change 1988 GMC S15 Jimmy Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC S15 Jimmy’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 S15 Jimmy’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your S15 Jimmy in the above table. No matter the mileage, your S15 Jimmy may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 areas, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC S15 Jimmy. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC S15 Jimmy Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 GMC S15 Jimmy vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your S15 Jimmy’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your S15 Jimmy 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 S15 Jimmy 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 GMC S15 Jimmy, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for GMC S15 Jimmy

When the time for your S15 Jimmy’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 GMC S15 Jimmys. Let the experts take care of your S15 Jimmy’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

1988 GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my GMC S15 Jimmy engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your GMC S15 Jimmy engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my GMC S15 Jimmy oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my GMC exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.