Oil Changes for 1994 GMC Safari

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1994 Safari

Help your 1994 Safari engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1994 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1994 GMC Safari? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1994 GMC Safari Engine Oil

Need more info about 1994 GMC Safari oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1994 Safari’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Safari may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Type of Oil Does My GMC Safari Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1994 GMC Safari motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1994 GMC Safari vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Safari's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Safari by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your Safari 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 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. 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. Always refer to GMC's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1994 GMC Safari.

Where Can I Get a GMC Safari Oil Change

When the time for your Safari’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’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your GMC Safari oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Safari’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1994 GMC Safari Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my GMC Safari? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Safari’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.