2012 GMC Savana 1500 Oil Change

Get Your GMC Savana 1500 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 Savana 1500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

2012 GMC Savana 1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 GMC Savana 1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 GMC Savana 1500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your GMC Savana 1500’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Your 2012 Savana 1500’s oil should be changed according to GMC’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of GMC-recommended oil change intervals, your Savana 1500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than GMC recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your GMC Savana 1500. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 GMC Savana 1500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 GMC Savana 1500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. GMC has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Savana 1500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Savana 1500's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 Savana 1500 by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for GMCs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your GMC? Your Savana 1500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult GMC's recommendations to select the right  2012 Savana 1500 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, 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. 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 made for gasoline and diesel 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 2012 GMC Savana 1500, refer to GMC's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2012 GMC Savana 1500 Oil Change

When the time for your Savana 1500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for GMC vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your GMC Savana 1500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Savana 1500'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.

2012 GMC Savana 1500 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my GMC Savana 1500 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to GMC Savana 1500 engine failure. 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my GMC Savana 1500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.