Oil Changes for 1987 GMC Safari

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1987 Safari

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

How Often to Change 1987 GMC Safari Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC Safari’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1987 Safari’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Safari may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by GMC if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC Safari. 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 1987 GMC Safari?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 GMC Safari motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1987 GMC Safari vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Safari’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 Safari by considering your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Safari deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right GMC Safari 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 GMC Safari, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a GMC Safari Oil Change

The next time your GMC Safari needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Safari’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your GMC Safari oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Safari 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 Safari Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my GMC Safari engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your GMC Safari 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 Safari 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 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 Safari spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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 damaged cylinder walls.