Oil Changes for 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy

1990 GMC S15 Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy Oil

Need more info about 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 having your 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy’s motor oil changed 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 S15 Jimmy. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your S15 Jimmy’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your S15 Jimmy by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

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  1990 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, 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] 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy.

Where Can I Get a GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Change

The next time your GMC S15 Jimmy needs an oil change, 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your GMC S15 Jimmy oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your S15 Jimmy’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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 1990 GMC S15 Jimmy

  • Should I check my GMC S15 Jimmy motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these 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? 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 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your GMC S15 Jimmy Oil Changed

Help your 1990 S15 Jimmy engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!