Oil Changes for 1992 GMC Safari

Get an Oil Change for Your GMC Safari

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

1992 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1992 GMC Safari? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1992 GMC Safari Oil

Need more info about 1992 GMC Safari oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

GMC recommends having your 1992 GMC Safari’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Safari may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC Safari. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My GMC Safari Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1992 GMC Safari motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. GMC has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1992 Safari. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Safari’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and mileage.

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. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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. 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1992 GMC Safari, defer to GMC's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a GMC Safari Oil Change

When it's time for a 1992 GMC Safari oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for GMC Safaris. 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 1992 GMC Safaris. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Safari'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 1992 GMC Safari

  • Should I check my GMC Safari motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to GMC Safari engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change GMC Safari oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my GMC Safari 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 old cylinder walls.